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Re: [RFC/RFA] New 'to' command
- From: Daniel Jacobowitz <drow at mvista dot com>
- To: gdb-patches at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 14:42:09 -0500
- Subject: Re: [RFC/RFA] New 'to' command
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Sun, Jan 12, 2003 at 02:20:40PM -0500, Elena Zannoni wrote:
> Following up from the long long long thread:
> Here is a new command called 'to', which takes a location (any
> location) specified like for the break command, and simply continues
> to it, with the restriction that the current frame is not exited.
> I have left the current 'until' command alone, except for a modification
> of the help string.
> If this is agreed upon, I'll submit doco changes and testsuite.
Well, I like it just because it's nice to see us moving forwards... and
"to" is as good a name as any, I guess. I'm worried that it doesn't
pass the obviousness test:
- Hypothesize a forgetful Dan. This is easy; I can provide one any
time you need one.
- He remembers a long thread about until and to
- But he's forgotten which one does which!
- And he didn't think of checking in "help"!
- So, how does he figure out which does which?
I think that the names of two commands should suggest logically
different behaviors, or we're just setting up more confusion. I don't
see how given "until 900" and "to 900" the user could figure out which
wants the current frame.
That said, I don't mind this solution. I'll get used to it; I suspect
anyone else who wants to use it can too. Let's see if you satisfy
everyone else :)
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