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RE: [cdt-dev] Detailed formatter feature for CDT, feedback welcome!

I haven't looked at the code, just the screen shots.  But this is something that's I've been wanting to tackle for some time now but just haven't had the cycles.  I think this would be a very nice feature addition to CDT.  The UI looks good to me.  We need to be careful with the back-end implementation details though because there are many debuggers used in CDT besides GDB.  There probably needs to be an extension point as well to allow pre-population of formatters.


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From: cdt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cdt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of ext Tor Arne Vestbø
Sent: Friday, June 20, 2008 6:48 AM
To: cdt-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [cdt-dev] Detailed formatter feature for CDT, feedback welcome!


I've spent a few of my creative Fridays implementing the JDT Details Formatter feature for CDT, and would like some feedback on my approach.

You can find the branch here:

Right now it's just a big commit, but I could try to divide it into smaller pieces if possible.

My approach was to copy as much of the GUI stuff from JDT, and then re-implement the back-end using GDB macros, which are loaded into the debug target. That way we could perhaps move the common parts to platform later on.

There' still a lot of stuff missing, like showing the result for mouse hover, or having formatters for base classes apply to subclasses too, but the general framework is there.

Here's a few screenshots:

What do you think?

Tor Arne

Tor Arne Vestbø, Software Engineer
Trolltech ASA, Oslo, Norway
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