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RE: [dsdp-dd-dev] Disassembly proposals

Looks good Mikhail. 
A couple quick questions:
1) The disassembly window you describe seems explicitly tied to a debug session.  Will there be any way of using the disassembly view outside of debug contexts?  For example: In the Binaries explorer in the C/C++ Projects View you can view files compiled into the binary (or symbols, depending) -- it would be a neat feature if there was an action to view disassembly, so you can view both source and disassembly within Eclipse without needing to launch a debug session, or firing up objdump.
I think this is a more general problem.  I think ISV's hooking into CDT, not only want to be able to open source Editors from the views, but probably also would like the flexibility of finding an address / symbol in the disassembly view.  They could use either a default gdb instance to provide disassembly or provide their own as well as have the ability of updating the context of the disassembly view.
2) You say " as well as the ability to disassemble an arbitrary range of memory. The latter can be implemented as a special memory rendering for the Platform memory view." Given (1), I don't see why there should be any restrictions on address range disassembled.  Is there any reason not to have the disassembly view 'infinite' with a goto address / symbol action? 


From: dsdp-dd-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dsdp-dd-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mikhail Khodjaiants
Sent: 13 December 2007 14:17
To: dsdp-dd-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx; cdt-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [dsdp-dd-dev] Disassembly proposals

I have updated the wiki page ( and added the proposals for the disassembly window management which is the simple part of the task. Please, feel free to add your comments.
Currently I am working on the document that describes the viewer proposals and trying to prototype it at the same time (or vice versa I should say). I'll try to post it as soon as possible.
Mikhail Khodjaiants
ARM Limited


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