[fpc-devel] debug information for Variant type

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Tue Dec 1 12:58:29 CET 2009

On 01 Dec 2009, at 11:53, Paul Ishenin wrote:

> Jonas Maebe wrote:
>> DWARF does, but GDB doesn't support it yet.
> We only need to disctinct Variant and TVarData. So when user want to  
> watch Variable variable we will perform TVarData() cast and show the  
> value ourself. When TVarData is used we will show as TVarData (iow,  
> as record).

Would it be enough if the type name were changed to "variant"? It  
would not be 100% safe (since "variant" is not a reserved word, anyone  
can declare a variable/type/... with the name "variant"), but I don't  
immediately see another solution.


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