GDB syntax error when casting to base class

André Pönitz
Thu Sep 9 14:00:00 GMT 2010

On Thursday 09 September 2010 14:50:07 ext Marc Khouzam wrote:
> Hi,
> I got an eclipse bug report that led me to a bizarre behavior from GDB.
> In the very short session below, I'm getting a syntax error when casting
> a variable to its base class.
> If I remove the constructor (see comment in the code below)
> the problem goes away.  Or if I add the word 'struct', it also goes away.
> This is causing problems in Eclipse because -var-info-path-expression
> returns the expression that causes a syntax error.
> I tried to debug it but I ended up in c-exp.y and had to give up.
> I was going to propose a patch that adds 'struct' to the 
> -var-info-path-expression output, but I didn't think that was the 
> greatest of solutions.  Currently, this is what we are planning to 
> do in Eclipse to work around this problem.
> I can open a PR if it makes sense?

Tom mentioned the 'struct' workaround in comment #4 to, so
maybe the issue is related.


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