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Re: [cdt-dev] debugger question

On Thursday 14 August 2008 18:52:16 Mikhail Khodjaiants wrote:
> 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.

-data-evaluate-expression renders value as CLI would. Consider:

	-var-create V * p4
	-var-evaluate-expression V
	-data-evaluate-expression p4
	^done,value="{i = -1081367664, j = -1208527256, static k = 11}"

Here, -data-evaluate-expression prints all content of expression. I think
the difference is observable only for composite types -- structures/classes
and arrays. For structures, I'm not actually sure why this alternative
presentation is desirable. For arrays, I suspect that raw dump of elements
that -data-evaluate-expression will give is not more helpful than the list
of children provided by -var-* commands.

- Volodya

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