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Re: [cdt-dev] Pretty Printing STL Container in debugger

Do you mean this bug: ? It is fixed on HEAD and should be available in gdb7.4. Moreover, there is a small patch there that hacks the problem.


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Hi Lukas,

Most likely your debug launch does not use DSF, but CDI. This can be switched in the launch configuration. In the launch configuration dialog, select your configuration. At the bottom it must say "Using GDB (DSF) ..."

Please also note that there is an ugly bug in gdb for strings. There is no fix for it available in gdb yet. However, you can put a workaround into your pretty printers: In StdStringPrinter#to_string, insert the following code right behing the line the calculates len

         if len>  100:
             len = 100

This will clip the maximum length of a string and gdb will not commit suicide on uninitialized strings.

I'll update the wiki.

Greetings, Jens.

-----Original Message-----
From: cdt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cdt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Lukas Felber
Sent: Mittwoch, 7. Dezember 2011 11:26
To: CDT General developers list.
Subject: [cdt-dev] Pretty Printing STL Container in debugger


I just tried to "see" contents of stl containers in the cdt debugger
(using gdb). I used the instructions from

To some the lower part of the Variables view I can now see container
content (e.g. "std::vector of length 3, capacity 4 = {2, 12, 0}").
However, in the upper part, I cannot expand the vector to see its three
child elements as shown in the second picture in

I'm using CDT 8.0 and gdb 7.3-2011.08.

Is this a cdt bug or is there something wrong with my setup or the
description at above link?

Thanks for pointing me to the right direction.


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