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RE: [cdt-dev] debugger question

Thanks Volodya. So the usage -data-evaluate-expression seems to be
justified:) The composite type values can be navigated in the view and
the detail pane provides a quick view at the entire structure.

-----Original Message-----
From: cdt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cdt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Vladimir Prus
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 7:28 PM
To: CDT General developers list.
Subject: 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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