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Re: [cdt-dev] Question on future debugger interface


We have been looking at some similar issues with debugger integration and
I'd like to second Pawel's suggest to look at TCF. If you have any questions
I'd be happy to share our experiences.

- Ken

> From: ext Pawel Piech <pawel.piech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: "CDT General developers list." <cdt-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 10:46:24 -0700
> To: "CDT General developers list." <cdt-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [cdt-dev] Question on future debugger interface
> Hi Rick,
> You may also want to consider the TCF debugger protocol currently being
> developed in the Target Management project (see
>  It already has a reference
> agent implementation (in C) that you could re-use, which would save you
> the headache of implementing the MI protocol layer from scratch.
> Also, as Marc pointed out GDB/MI protocol is evolving quite a lot to
> support new features and keeping up with its changes will likely require
> considerable effort.  This shouldn't be a big surprise, as from my past
> discussions with GDB developers I got the impression that GDB/MI as a
> standard protocol to be implemented by other debuggers is definitely not
> on their agenda. 
> Cheers,
> Pawel

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