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Re: gdb pretty-printers for libstdc++

> As part of Project Archer, we've added support for scriptable
> pretty-printers to gdb.  We're going to be shipping this functionality
> in F11, and we'll be integrating the final patches into gdb in time
> for the 7.0 release.
> More on Archer, if you are interested:
> In order to test the new pretty-printing code, we've written printers
> for most of the data structures in libstdc++.  Because these are tied
> to the implementation details of the library, I think it is best to
> maintain the printers in the library.  This patch implements that.

So pleased to see this landing in an official place. This new
functionality will help resolve at least a decade of queries to this
list about how to visualize the contents of libstdc++ containers in
debuggers. Yay!

I highly recommend that interested people look at Tom's musings on
using archer, starting with:

This seems to be the best place for information about this exciting
new tool.

> 2009-02-27  Tom Tromey  <>
> 	* python/, , python/libstdcxx/,
> 	python/libstdcxx/v6/,
> python/libstdcxx/v6/, python/, python/
> New files.
> 	* configure, Rebuild.
> 	* acinclude.m4 (glibcxx_SUBDIRS): Add python.
> 	* (SUBDIRS): Add python.

Placement looks good to me.

Thanks again for making this a reality.


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