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Re: [5.1/mi] Enable MI interface
Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > Date: Sun, 04 Mar 2001 21:29:44 -0500
> > From: Andrew Cagney <email@example.com>
> > A 5.1 release criteria is enabling the MI interface.
> > Once my other MI questions get resolved, the biggest problem I can see
> > with this is with the MI testsuite. Once MI is enabled the testsuite
> > will kick in and, most likely, some targets will have additional
> > failures.
> > If anyone can see any problems with this, please start rasing them now
> > :-) The change required to enable the MI is trivial. The consequences
> > may not be :-)
> Bother. Can you, or someone else, please describe in a few words what
> does "enable the MI interface" mean, in practical terms, for a port
> such as the DJGPP port?
Nothing (yes, ok famous last words :-).
At present the gdb/mi directory isn't built. Enabling the MI would mean
building that directory and linking it into GDB. For a DJGPP user, this
just means that GDB gained a few kilos.
The big change really occured ~2 months ago when ui-out became the
normal mechanism to use when outputing something. Since the old
*_printf() interface remains, no one noticed (1) :-)
(1) Almost no one. There were a few bugs where the output changed
slightly and where found the output was fixed.