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Re: [patch/rfc] mention C++ support in NEWS

On Wed, 17 Mar 2004 12:32:30 -0500, Daniel Jacobowitz <> said:
> On Wed, Mar 17, 2004 at 08:13:31AM +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

>> This is okay with me.

> And with me also.  Thanks, David!

Thanks everybody for the feedback; committed to mainline and 6.1.

David Carlton

2004-03-17  David Carlton  <>

	* NEWS: Mention C++ nested types and namespaces

Index: NEWS
RCS file: /cvs/src/src/gdb/NEWS,v
retrieving revision 1.139
diff -u -p -r1.139 NEWS
--- NEWS	13 Mar 2004 13:11:53 -0000	1.139
+++ NEWS	17 Mar 2004 17:34:24 -0000
@@ -38,6 +38,18 @@ GDB support for location expressions has
 arguments and frame bases.  Older versions of GDB could crash when they
 encountered these.
+* C++ nested types and namespaces
+GDB's support for nested types and namespaces in C++ has been
+improved, especially if you use the DWARF 2 debugging format.  (This
+is the default for recent versions of GCC on most platforms.)
+Specifically, if you have a class "Inner" defined within a class or
+namespace "Outer", then GDB realizes that the class's name is
+"Outer::Inner", not simply "Inner".  This should greatly reduce the
+frequency of complaints about not finding RTTI symbols.  In addition,
+if you are stopped at inside of a function defined within a namespace,
+GDB modifies its name lookup accordingly.
 * New native configurations
 NetBSD/amd64					x86_64-*-netbsd*

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