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Re: obsoleting annotate level 2
On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 01:48:17AM -0500, Jim Blandy wrote:
> Mike Mueller <email@example.com> writes:
> > Jim Blandy wrote:
> > > The plan has been, for a very long time, to remove all
> > > annotations. I proposed keeping level one annotations. Here was
> > > my rationale:
> > > Level one annotations are implemented by code at two or three
> > > points in GDB. They're not a big deal to maintain. And they're
> > > what current releases of Emacs use.
> > > Level two annotations are implemented by (I think) around eighty
> > > different bits of code, scattered throughout GDB.
> > > Thus, while level one annotations are only a small maintenance
> > > burden, level two annotations are. Even if Emacs had been using
> > > level two annotations for years, we would be trying to get rid of
> > > them.
> > Jim,
> > Our only concern is that annotate 2 is the basis of our
> > application. Our request is that the removal of annotate 2 is done
> > when MI is stable and is successfully used by at least one
> > application. Until MI has reached that point, our application will
> > be forced to depend on annotate 2.
> MI is already successfully in use by one (admittedly non-free)
> application --- Apple's Power Builder. Eclipse uses it now, too.
> MI is, by design, always going to be more stable than annotation level
> two. MI imposes more structure on its output than annotation level
> two does.
> So I think MI is ready for the transition.
> When you do find something you need, ask here. In most cases, it's
> very easy to add something to MI; when an easy case comes up, I'll
> point it out, and you can get a chance to try doing it yourself. Once
> you can write your own patches to provide what you need, and you
> understand the GDB coding standards, I think things will go very
> quickly for you.
Is gdb-mi ready to be used in gdb-5.3? or should I check out the cvs
tree in order to start building the new interface between cgdb and gdb?