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Re: non-blocking reads/writes and event loops


> The thing that needs to be decided is how far GDB should be pushed to
> address this problem.  Should GDB continue to be pushed to the point
> where everything is event based or should, the current compromise remain
> where a GUI is unable to exploit GDBs event-loop.

I am a advocate of long-time eventification. We should not create a mess
in an attempt to do it quickly, but it should remain a long-term goal.
The flexibility that we gain in doing so will pay us back later.

In particular, I think it is extremely inappropriate for GDB itself to
require threads. That would, in principle, be about as bad as allowing
parts of GCC to require a working C++ compiler...

-- 
Todd Whitesel
toddpw @ windriver.com

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