Move GDB to C++ ?

Mark Kettenis
Mon Jul 14 17:54:00 GMT 2008

> From: Vladimir Prus <>
> Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 20:23:04 +0400
> > Proper documentation is always a good thing, so to the extent that the
> > current issues are to do with undocumented stuff, I would fix them by
> > providinng the documentation before deciding that switching to another
> > language will magically fix the failure to document things well.
> The problem is the book named "The C++ Programming Language" went
> through at least 3 revisions, presumably with extra help of
> professional editors. Do we want to beat that? And why newcomers who
> already read this book should read the documentation for our
> non-standard mechanisms.

Oh, I think I have a copy of that book somewhere.  It's heavy enough
to kill a decent-sized bird with.  It has at least an order of
magnitude more pages than the book I learnt C from.  And I doubt it
can replace a significant fraction of the GDB internals documentation.

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