gdb/2153: bad usabillity when quiting gdb + easy fix

Daniel Jacobowitz drow@false.org
Wed Aug 9 14:08:00 GMT 2006


The following reply was made to PR gdb/2153; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Daniel Jacobowitz <drow@false.org>
To: ensonic@hora-obscura.de
Cc: gdb-gnats@sources.redhat.com
Subject: Re: gdb/2153: bad usabillity when quiting gdb + easy fix
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 10:00:46 -0400

 On Wed, Aug 09, 2006 at 10:28:01AM -0000, ensonic@hora-obscura.de wrote:
 > Shouldn't that be:
 > (gdb) q
 > The program is running.  Kill before quitting? (y or n) y
 > 
 > The thing is, when I say 'quit' I definitely want to leave.
 
 You do.  Other people don't.  This is like the save query in an
 editor; it may remind you that you were in the middle of something.
 
 I disasgree that the meaning of the prompt needs to change.
 
 > First flaw is that the currnet message should say 'Quit anyway?" as the command given was 'quit' and not 'exit'.
 
 That's reasonable.
 
 -- 
 Daniel Jacobowitz
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