gdb/34: g++ v3 functions show as "inheritance2() ()"

Michael Elizabeth Chastain chastain@cygnus.com
Sun Feb 25 21:48:00 GMT 2001


The following reply was made to PR gdb/34; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Michael Elizabeth Chastain <chastain@cygnus.com>
To: gdb-gnats@sources.redhat.com
Cc:  
Subject: Re: gdb/34: g++ v3 functions show as "inheritance2() ()"
Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 21:46:06 -0800

 This is going to touch a lot of code.
 
 Start with g++ v2.  Here is output from stock Red Hat Linux 7
 with the Red Hat versions of g++ 2.96 and gdb 5.0.
 
   (gdb) break 'Foo::operator<(int) const' 
   Breakpoint 1 at 0x80486a5: file x5.cc, line 22.
 
   (gdb) run
   Starting program: /gehman/home/chastain/tmp/x5.v2 
 
   Breakpoint 1, Foo::operator< (this=0xbffff7c4, j=2) at x5.cc:22
   22        return i_ < j;
 
 Look, gdb ate my const! That's not good at all.
 
 Here is output from a v3 gcc and a current cvs debugger:
 
   (gdb) break 'Foo::operator<(int) const' 
   Breakpoint 1 at 0x8049513: file x5.cc, line 22.
 
   (gdb) run
   Starting program: /gehman/home/chastain/tmp/x5 
 
   Breakpoint 1, Foo::operator<(int) const (this=0xbffff7d4, j=2) at x5.cc:22
   22	  return i_ < j;
 
 Here is the explanation.  print_frame prints the function name followed
 by a synthetic "(arg1, arg2, ...)" string.
 
 This works great for C.  It looks acceptable for this particular C++
 function.  But it looks bad for this:
 
   (gdb) break marker1
   Breakpoint 1 at 0x8048443: file /vittone/fsf/2001-02-24/source-src/gdb/testsuite/gdb.c++/ref-types.cc, line 6.
 
   (gdb) run
   Starting program: /vittone/fsf/2001-02-24/gehman/build-src-native/gdb/testsuite/gdb.c++/ref-types 
 
   Breakpoint 1, marker1() ()
       at /vittone/fsf/2001-02-24/source-src/gdb/testsuite/gdb.c++/ref-types.cc:6
   6	}
 
 Here the name of the function is "marker1()" and the arg list is "()".
 With g++ v2, the name of the function was "marker1", the arg list was "()",
 and the output looked decent (except for eating the "const" markers).
 
 So we have to decide what the output is going to look like.
 
 I would like the output to look like this:
 
   Breakpoint 1, Foo::operator< (this=0xbffff7c4, j=2) const at ...
   Breakpoint 2, marker2 () at ...
   Breakpoint 3, marker3 () const at ...
 
 There is a catch here: this output is annotated.  In line 1,
 the annotations are:
 
   frame-function-name
     "Foo::operator<"
   frame-args
     " ("
   arg-begin
     "format"
   arg-name-end
     "="
   arg-value
     "0xbffff7c4"
   arg-end
     ", "
   arg-begin
     "j"
   arg-name-end
     "="
   arg-value
     "2"
   arg-end
     ")"
   frame-source-begin
     " at "
 
 There is no annotation space available for the " const".  I could shove
 it into the last arg-end, but that's gross.  Instead, I would like to
 invent a new annotation mark, frame-function-qualifier:
 
   arg-end
     ")"
   frame-function-qualifier
     " const"
   frame-source-begin
     " at "
 
 After introducing that annotation mark, I can change print_frame to
 print C++ functions in the natural way.



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