[fpc-devel] Debugger for FPC

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 10:32:39 CET 2009

On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 11:14 AM, Michael Schnell <mschnell at lumino.de> wrote:
> You might want to take a look at the great book by Maltiff & Salzmann: "The
> Art of Debugging".

That's, I'll go to Amazon and see what it's about....

> They also describe the gdb frontends DDD and Eclipse Of course they only use
> C as a programming language.

Of course they only use C (no surprise) - no other programming
language exists. ;-)

> Lazarus is just another frontent for gdb, so in theory anything that gdb
> offers should work decently through Lazarus.

That's the problem! GDB *doesn't* support all the language features
that Object Pascal offers, so some things cannot be debugged. This is
not a Lazarus issue, but a limitation of GDB with the Object Pascal
language.  And I have heard the comments about trying to implement new
features in GDB - apparently you do NOT want to go there!

  - Graeme -

fpGUI - a cross-platform Free Pascal GUI toolkit

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