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Re: [RFA/PATCH] breakpoint.c: fix until command
Daniel Jacobowitz writes:
> > > > > > I'd be happier if those two behaviors had different names, but the
> > > > > > logical name I'd give to both of them is "until", so I guess we'll just
> > > > > > have to live with this. (3) is meaningful when inside the function
> > > > > > too, and with this scheme there's no way to express that without using
> > > > > > breakpoints; but I think that's a small loss.
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Actually I start to believe that we need 2 separate commands. One
> > > > > would do the current behavior the other would be w/o frame check. We
> > > > > already have 'jump' (and it means something different). Maybe 'goto'?
> > > > > I can't think of a decent name. 'reach', 'get to'?
> > > >
> > > > run-to?
> > > > I like the idea of restricting "until" to the current function,
> > > > and using a separate command for locations outside the current function.
> > > > (or inside, if you want the effect of a temporary breakpoint).
> > > > This would remove the ambiguity.
> > >
> > > I think that if we can find a decent name, there is more agreement
> > > towards separating the behaviors. Except that 'run' in gdb means start
> > > from the beginning, so runto can be ambiguous (it is also used in the
> > > testsuite a lot with the meaning of start over).
> > Ah, that's right. I was thinking of that usage, but I forgot
> > that it starts from the beginning.
> > Doesn't the testsuite also have a similar command that means
> > "set a breakpoint here and continue till you get there"?
> Yes, it's gdb_continue_to_breakpoint, but it's not quite the same.
> I asked my official layperson for ideas on what to call this, and got
> "until first foo.c:40"
> "until current foo.c:40"
> With a little massaging, how about one of:
> "until first <line>"
> "until-first <line>"
> "until -first <line>"
> Me, I'm partial to the third form; then you can have:
> until -first func
> until -current func
I am not clear what first vs. current means. You mean first as 'first
time you cross' that given location? So you would drop the "called
from the current frame" restriction.
> And make one of those the default. But this is risks starting the
> argument about syntax of options to CLI commands all over again. It
> seems to me that these are both logical things to do for "until", so
> why not call them both "until", if we can agree on a syntax?
I don't much like having options, it's too much to type. :-) I think
we should leave the until as it is, name and all. Or it will confuse
people even more. I like 'to' as a possible simple name for the other
form. Or 'through'.
> Just a thought.
> Daniel Jacobowitz
> MontaVista Software Debian GNU/Linux Developer