Move GDB to C++ ?

Bob Rossi
Mon Jul 14 16:21:00 GMT 2008

On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 12:17:42PM -0400, Robert Dewar wrote:
> Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
>> Consider requiring the C++ runtime, then... this would be a problem
>> for CodeSourcery in the same way that it would be for AdaCore.
>> Solvable in both cases, and I have no qualms about solving it, but it
>> will be some work.
> And of course CodeSourcery does have some experience with g++ :-)
> so it is instructive that even there it would be some work to make
> the transition, of course as Daniel says, this can certainly be done,
> but I think it is important to understand all the costs in such a
> transition.

Just think about mingw. I wasn't able to get dwarf2 working, I had
to rever back to stabs to debug a C++ program.

Cygwin is still using a version of 3.4.5.

There are platforms that will require a significant amount of work, to
port gdb nicely too. Just some thoughts.

Bob Rossi

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