[fpc-pascal] 2.2.2 INSTALL PROBLEM

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Fri Aug 15 22:34:13 CEST 2008

On 15 Aug 2008, at 09:39, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:

> On Fri, 15 Aug 2008, John Youngquist wrote:
>> I also routinely see unusual behavior during debug. In routine  
>> debugging
>> suddenly breakpoints
>> don't break anymore. I exit FPC and restart to return to normal  
>> operation.
>> SImilarly the watching
>> of record structures just quits. Restart fixes that to. I was  
>> hoping 2.2.2
>> might fix these problems.
>> But it won't even run for me.
> The debug problem is not really in our hands. We use the GNU debugger,
> and if the GNU team (not exactly a cheering crowd of pascal fans)  
> breaks
> things for Pascal, then we are pretty much powerless.

It is extremely unlikely the above symptoms (both the ones described  
for 2.2.0 and 2.2.2) have anything to do whatsoever with Pascal  
support in gdb. It sounds much more like bugs in the internal debugger  
interface of the IDE (and as for the 2.2.2 symptom, I read that as  
"the 2.2.2 IDE won't even run for me").

in fact, gdb's Pascal support has been extremely stable (I've seen  
less than a handful regressions during the last 10 years). And that  
while the first basic Pascal test cases for gdb were only added during  
the last couple of years (by Pierre).


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