[fpc-devel] Conditional Breakpoints using FPC and GDB

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Fri Aug 13 13:11:55 CEST 2010

On Fri, 13 Aug 2010, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> Op 2010-08-13 11:22, Marc Weustink het geskryf:
>> creating a debugger is not that difficult, evaluating (pascal)
>> expressions is.
>> And even then evaluating properties is impossible.
> Well, doesn't FPC evaluates expressions - so why can't a debugger? Also,
> couldn't Michael new Expression Parser help here?
> As for the properties issue. That's a personal preference of the 'core
> team' as far as I know. Delphi and Kylix supports debugging Properties
> (even with the "possible" data changing issue) - yet I haven't seen a
> single posting of a Delphi developer complaining about that possible data
> change issue. The pros far outweigh the cons.

Can you explain this ? As far as I know, there no member of the core team
that objects to having properties inspectable in the debugger ?


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