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Re: Where is GDB going
- To: Peter Reilley <micrio at mv dot com>
- Subject: Re: Where is GDB going
- From: Quality Quorum <qqi at world dot std dot com>
- Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 00:22:42 -0500
- cc: GDB Discussion <gdb at sources dot redhat dot com>
> There really is no need for including interfaces to targets that do not
> have GPL'ed monitors in the gdb standard source tree. They are of
> no use unless you have bought the hardware. On the other hand if
> we eliminate all such interfaces they there may be only a few
> interfaces left, which would decrease the value of gdb for everyone.
Yep, if the cost of linking with GDB is a (at least partial) disclosure
of intellectual property, nobody would do it.
Actually, situation will be even worse once protocol "loophole" is
closed. I highly doubt that it will be possible to talk GDB remote
protocol to a proprietary target at all.