[fpc-devel] In FPC written FPC Debugger

Martin Schreiber fpmse at bluewin.ch
Fri Feb 22 07:14:43 CET 2008

On Thursday 21 February 2008 22.22:27 Daniël Mantione wrote:
> Op Thu, 21 Feb 2008, schreef Jonas Maebe:
> > On 21 Feb 2008, at 21:37, Daniël Mantione wrote:
> >> This discussion takes place in the fpc team from to time. It is clear we
> >> will need our own debugger, even though not everyone likes to maintain a
> >> debugger for its platform.
> >
> > I disagree it is even necessary for Mac OS X, as gdb works fine there
> > (and both Apple and SourceWare have been fairly receptive to the -small-
> > patches I have submitted).
> GDB works well on any Unix. It's the non-Unix platforms where gdb does not
> work well. Lack of Pascal support like with, local procedures,
> widestrings, dynamic arrays, properties is platform independend. Therefore
> all platforms would benefit.
Displaying of ansistrings, widestrings and dynamic arrays is possible with 
current gdb. MSEide uses some tricks to achieve correct display in most of 
the cases.


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