Code cleanup - split print_stop_reason / question

Jan Kratochvil
Wed Apr 27 13:01:00 GMT 2011

On Wed, 27 Apr 2011 13:27:38 +0200, Kevin Pouget wrote:
> I had a little question regarding Jan's patch below,
> do you remember why you print the `exitstatus' in octal?

This is not from me.  When you check the history (I use git annotate file,
git annotate file REVISION^, git annotate file PREVREVISION^ and so on) you
will find that line of code comes from:

commit 14558c99c9b3adcfd7ab7934392a7b958337a015
Author: Jason Molenda <>
Date:   Thu Feb 3 04:14:45 2000 +0000

    import gdb-2000-02-02 snapshot

So there is no further history and the line's original author is unknown.

AFAIK there was a tradition in UNIX to deal with program exit codes in octal.
I do not know why.


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