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Re: gdb pretty-printers for libstdc++
- From: Benjamin Kosnik <bkoz at redhat dot com>
- To: Tom Tromey <tromey at redhat dot com>
- Cc: libstdc <libstdc++ at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2009 11:08:46 -0800
- Subject: Re: gdb pretty-printers for libstdc++
- References: <email@example.com>
> 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
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
> 2009-02-27 Tom Tromey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> * python/Makefile.in, , python/libstdcxx/__init__.py,
> python/libstdcxx/v6/printers.py, python/hook.in, python/Makefile.am:
> New files.
> * configure, Makefile.in: Rebuild.
> * acinclude.m4 (glibcxx_SUBDIRS): Add python.
> * Makefile.am (SUBDIRS): Add python.
Placement looks good to me.
Thanks again for making this a reality.