RE: [cdt-dev] Future of debugger console
That sounds awesome!
I assume those enhancements are for CDI. But having them
posted to a bug would be very nice as they would also help
getting these features for DSF-GDB.
Maybe Achim can open a bug about this?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cdt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:cdt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Giuseppe MONTALTO
> Sent: February-24-10 11:01 AM
> To: cdt-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [cdt-dev] Future of debugger console
> Hi all!
> We've made some enhancements to the gdb console for our
> product, implementing command history, command completion and
> color codes handling.
> I guess we may attempt contributing those changes, what do you think?
> ---- Original message ----
> >Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 16:48:29 +0100
> >From: "Bursian, Achim" <achim.bursian@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> >Subject: [cdt-dev] Future of debugger console
> >To: "'cdt-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx'" <cdt-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Hi,
> > currently we are using gdb/CDI for our target
> > debugging. Well, at least some people in our team
> > use it. Whenever I suggest others to use
> > Eclipse/CDT/CDI for their debugging needs, I get a
> > lot of complaints about the "unusable console".
> > Power users are quite used to type commands in a gdb
> > console for special stuff. Some of them have used
> > gdb directly for years, or a different GUI like
> > Insight/gdb. They often have little snippets of gdb
> > commands somewhere in a notes.txt, that get pasted
> > to the console over and over. Of course, this is
> > nothing that is needed by novices, but experienced
> > users are common in the embedded world :-)
> > The biggest complaints concerning the console in
> > Eclipse are:
> > * no command history (scrolling up through
> > previous commands)
> > * no command repetition with the Return key
> > * no prompt (as a visual sign that a command has
> > finished)
> > * no protocol file (to save commands and output
> > for later processing)
> > * no aliases (?)
> > * no auto completion for variable names or other
> > stuff
> > As far as I can see there were no enhancements in
> > these areas with DSF. (Correct me if I'm wrong) So
> > it wouldn't help to switch to DSF/gdb.
> > Are there any plans to enhance the debugging console
> > in the ways described?
> > Is there anybody else here who sees the need for
> > this?
> > All the best, Achim
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