[fpc-devel] debug information for Variant type

Marc Weustink marc.weustink at cuperus.nl
Thu Dec 3 14:29:49 CET 2009

Jonas Maebe wrote:
> On 01 Dec 2009, at 13:42, Paul Ishenin wrote:
>> Jonas Maebe wrote:
>>> 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.
>> I think yes.
> Does the attached patch work for DWARF with Lazarus? "ptype variantvar" 
> still shows tvardata, but "info variantvar" shows "static VARIANT V;", 
> and I don't know what the GDB MI will return for the query that Lazarus 
> uses.

the mi version of info var.. is not implemented in gdb, so lazarus uses 
ptype var

So I guess for this case, when a TVarrec is returned we'll inspect 
further using info.

Thanks Marc

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