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RE: [cdt-dev] debugger question

Marc, that's the first case that comes to mind. 
But I would like to ask the gdb folks the same question, maybe Vladimir
can clarify it. If there is no difference then we can use
-var-evaluate-expression instead.

-----Original Message-----
From: cdt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cdt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Marc Khouzam
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 3:26 PM
To: CDT General developers list.
Subject: RE: [cdt-dev] debugger question

> Mikhail Khodjaiants wrote:
> The detail pane is designed to provide a different presentation of the

> item selected in the tree. That's why the decision was made to use 
> different gdb commands. It is useful in many cases. For example, if 
> you have char* x the tree item will have a pointer value and the 
> detail pane will show the corresponding string.

In recent GDBs (at least GDB6.6) -var-evaluate-expression returns the
whole string for a char*.

Are there other reasons to use -data-evaluate-expression?
I'm asking because we don't use it for DSF and rely only on

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