[fpc-devel] 2.0.4-rc3 available

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Tue Aug 15 12:31:10 CEST 2006

> Dave Parsons wrote:
> > Has there been any discussion/attempt to get away from GDB and
> > integrate a native FPC solution? Using an external debugger
> > doesn't seem ideal to me.
> It isn't ideal indeed. Creating a debugger requires some time, though. You
> need modules for reading the individual executable formats (as used on the
> different platforms), modules related to CPU-specific handling plus
> modules related to platform specific handling. The docs are available,
> though, as well as sources of some other debuggers (for inspiration) -
> GDB, SDD386, (WD)Sibyl (written in Pascal and supporting Pascal syntax at
> least), etc.

VP also I believe. Alan said we could have his sources for such purposes if
we need them, and at the time debugger and OS/2 specific reasons were the most important
reason to get them.

Most of this was done via chat though, so some confirmation from Alan that I
can pass the src on would be nice.

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