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cytan

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gdb for gcc 4.4, why never ported?
« on: 2009.08.05, 08:35:17 »
Hi,
   I'm just curious why gdb 6.8 was never ported to OS/2 except for the old emx gdb port? Is there a technical reason why gdb cannot be ported to OS/2? For debugging without printf's it's really nice to have a real debugger.

Thanks!

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lewhoo

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Re: gdb for gcc 4.4, why never ported?
« Reply #1 on: 2009.08.05, 10:44:13 »
Hi,
   I'm just curious why gdb 6.8 was never ported to OS/2 except for the old emx gdb port? Is there a technical reason why gdb cannot be ported to OS/2? For debugging without printf's it's really nice to have a real debugger.

I remember myself asking similar question a long time ago. It seems that most OS/2 developers find gdb far from being a good debugger. You can use other debuggers with gcc compiled code (although you have to specify correct flags), like VAC debugger and some other debuggers available on hobbes. For me (a non-developer) each of them was superior to gdb.

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Re: gdb for gcc 4.4, why never ported?
« Reply #2 on: 2009.08.05, 11:15:18 »
Hi,
   I'm just curious why gdb 6.8 was never ported to OS/2 except for the old emx gdb port? Is there a technical reason why gdb cannot be ported to OS/2? For debugging without printf's it's really nice to have a real debugger.

I remember myself asking similar question a long time ago. It seems that most OS/2 developers find gdb far from being a good debugger. You can use other debuggers with gcc compiled code (although you have to specify correct flags), like VAC debugger and some other debuggers available on hobbes. For me (a non-developer) each of them was superior to gdb.

I think it'll still be useful for people without access to VAC++. I've used gdb and don't find it that bad!

cytan

Paul Smedley

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Re: gdb for gcc 4.4, why never ported?
« Reply #3 on: 2009.08.06, 08:52:06 »
Hi,
   I'm just curious why gdb 6.8 was never ported to OS/2 except for the old emx gdb port? Is there a technical reason why gdb cannot be ported to OS/2? For debugging without printf's it's really nice to have a real debugger.

This is on the 'planned' list to look at eventually.....

lewhoo

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Re: gdb for gcc 4.4, why never ported?
« Reply #4 on: 2009.08.06, 10:24:36 »