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Re: obsoleting annotate level 2

On Tue, Feb 04, 2003 at 10:53:51AM -0500, Elena Zannoni wrote:
> Interesting, I don't know if you are aware, gdb has already a curses
> interface. configure gdb with --enable-tui and invoke with --tui.
> Documentation is at:
> Would it make sense to unify the efforts? Even though i see you want a 
> completely separate UI.

I am also a developer on the cgdb project.  We discussed to some length
the possibility of unifying the efforts and we decided it might not be
such a good idea because:

1. We need to use cgdb with older versions of gdb such as
   4.17.gnat.3.14p-1, which we've standardized on here at work.
2. We wish to keep future compatibility with other console debuggers
   (perl -d, jdb, etc).

Really point #1 is a deal-breaker for us.  It is basically the entire
reason we started this project.  We do hope that cgdb can be written in
such a way that it could become the default curses front-end to gdb, but
we certainly don't want to step on any toes in that regard.

As for the MI issues, I think we'd be willing to move over to the MI
interface if and when it supports some of the readline style of input.
Cgdb is designed to offer *everything* that gdb does plus some extras
(source view, break points, shortcut commands).  I'm not entirely sure
what work has been going on in this area, as I've just recently started
paying attention to this list.  

Peter Kovacs

Peter D. Kovacs <>

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