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

I'm in the same situation as the Frysk team.  I have a C/C++ debugger library
that I would like to integrate into Eclipse CDT.  I've been looking at TCF
which has been recommended on this thread.  The TCF reference implementation
is missing features like source-level debugging, disassembly, and memory
views.  Did you add those features yourself?  Anyone know if there are any
plans to add those features to the reference implementation and if there is
a roadmap for it?  Thanks!

- Norm 

Ken Ryall-2 wrote:
> Rick,
> 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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