[fpc-devel] Debugger for FPC

Martin Schreiber fpmse at bluewin.ch
Wed Mar 11 11:48:41 CET 2009

On Wednesday 11 March 2009 11:28:27 Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> Well writing a new compiler is just such a big task and it didn't
> prevent Florian from starting FPC. Having a 100% working debugger (no
> matter if it takes a while to get there) is still much better in the
> long run - for the developers and for the Free Pascal Compiler
> project. Not to mention MSEide and Lazarus IDE could benefit from it
> too.
> > The main problem with gdb is the communication by pipes and the not
> > finished mi-interface, once the communication works and the workarounds
> > for the missing mi-functions are done gdb is not bad.
> Well at least having our own object pascal based compiler, we will be
> able to implement new features and fixes much quicker than GDB.
I think it would be better to extend gdb for better FPC support.


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