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Re: Stop the Insanity! Linespec Rewrite
On 03/02/2012 08:59 AM, Tom Tromey wrote:
Keith> o We now have a (trivial) parser and a lexer. The lexer "word" breaks
Keith> the input on ':', but it does know about "::" as a scope operator for
Keith> C++ (but nothing on ObjC).
From reading the code I had a feeling that a leading ":" wasn't handled
properly. So I tried it, and `b ::foo' causes an internal error.
Doh! I can't believe there is no existing test for that! In any case,
I've got a patch for that.
A couple other notes -
linespec_parse_line_offset only allows decimal but the lexer allows hex.
But why bother with hex?
That's a cleanup. I implemented that a loooong time ago, well, just
because I could. I'll remove that during the cleanup phase (along with
several other unnecessary things).
I noticed the code is missing 'const' in a number of places.
I'll fix those.
Keith> For example, you cannot do: "break
Keith> klass::'operator +'" anymore.
What is the issue with this one?
Not much, really. I could probably implement something to do it, but I
really view this whole quoting issue as a workaround for bugs in the old
linespec.c We don't/shouldn't really need that from here on out.
Let me know if you want me to add that back in.
I saw the WHATS_THIS_FOR. I'm not sure what it is for, but on some
platforms a symbol can start with "$", so maybe it is handling that
case. You can maybe construct one with gcc -fdollars-in-identifiers.
I'll play with that and see if I can trigger this.
Thank you for taking a look!