Python API questions and use cases

André Pönitz
Thu Sep 16 09:57:00 GMT 2010

On Thursday 16 September 2010 11:30:22 ext Joachim Protze wrote:
> Am 16.09.2010 09:32, schrieb Joel Borggrén-Franck:
> > On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 7:56 PM, Tom Tromey <> wrote:
> >> I think the tricky part is getting a Value holding the appropriate
> >> constant.  For that you might not have anything better, at present, than
> >> parse_and_eval.
> > 
> > True. Then I think this would be useful:
> > 
> > gdb.new_address(addr) - returns a new gdb.Value (of type (void *)) pointing
> > to addr. addr is checked to be within bounds of the address space of the
> > inferior upon creation.
> > 
> Where do you get this address from? I cannot imagine a case where you
> get a valid address from others than from inferior. So you have the
> address as gdb.Value already.

There are lots of cases where the address is not in a gdb.Value already.

The address may come from the inferior, but not through Python, e.g
by parsing some CLI output. Or the address might be the result of some
manual computation. Or the address is some fixed value also known
on the outside. 


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