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Re: Make pretty printers version namespace dependant
On 28/04/2017 13:38, Jonathan Wakely wrote:
On 28/04/17 09:41 +0100, Jonathan Wakely wrote:
On 27/04/17 21:27 +0200, François Dumont wrote:
Oh, I thought it was obviously better to not register useless
Printers. But if you need a bug report or an explicit test showing
that it is better then I don't have it. Maybe a gdb guy could tell
us if it worth it.
I think I've asked t he GDB guys before about the overhead of
printers, but I'll check with them. I don't think having extra
printers registered is a problem (GDB is usually an interactive
program, so the time it takes to find a printer is not significant on
There's a downside to this change as well:
Currently you can take the libstdc++-*-gdb.py and printers.py files
and use them with any libstdc++.so, e.g. you could take the latest
printers from GCC trunk, and use it with an older libstdc++.so
installed on your system.
If we make this change, that will only work if the gdb.py file matches
the same configuration as the libstdc++.so.* file your program is
linked to. This isn't a serious problem, because the gdb.py file
doesn't change often, and you could still take a new printers.py file.
It's something to consider though.
Good point, I will only commit the test fix then.