[fpc-devel] In FPC written FPC Debugger

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Sun Feb 24 11:03:01 CET 2008

On 22 Feb 2008, at 18:44, Johann Glaser wrote:

> I want to second that. GDB also lacks some features very useful for C 
> ++
> programmers (yes, I have to use it):
> - Display STL types (e.g. std::string, std::vector, std::map). These
>  are the "usual" way of making strings and containers in C++ and are
>  quite complex internally. GDB displays this internal structure of
>  these types instead of beautifying it according to its semantics. For
>  the containers it's even impossible to view its elements.

This is a limitation of the user interface you are using on top of the  
gdb infrastructure, as e.g. Xcode (which uses the gdb mi) does display  
such types.

> - Set breakpoints within template functions. A template function might
>  be instantiated multiple times, i.e. for every type it is used for.
>  If you set a breakpoint at the source line within a template
>  function, only one instantiation is (randomly?) chosen.

Use the rbreak command instead of break (and you may also have to use  
dwarf instead of stabs).


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