[Bug guile/21104] 7.12.1 does not compile with latest guile (2.1.6)

joel.sherrill at oarcorp dot com sourceware-bugzilla@sourceware.org
Wed Jun 28 16:24:00 GMT 2017


https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=21104

--- Comment #6 from Joel Sherrill <joel.sherrill at oarcorp dot com> ---
(In reply to Freddie Chopin from comment #5)
> > Is this a problem with gdb 8?
> 
> Most likely yes, as in ArchLinux GDB 8.0 is build with older version of
> guile (2.0).

Hmm... RTEMS has something we call the RTEMS Source Builder which is logically
comparable to BSD ports. The user uses it to automate fetching all the source,
applying patches, and building tools.  That gives us two options:

+ add building a known guile as part of building gdb
+ disable guile.

> > And the basic question of... What is guile even used for? :)
> 
> From my understanding guile is used for the very same thing as python - you
> can write guile (scheme) scripts in it and GDB will be able to understand
> them.

Thanks.

I don't want to get into an Internet war over guile vs Python but personally I
would lean to disabling guile for RTEMS.

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