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Re: Merging manuals (was Re: How do you use GDB to debug GDB)


Michael Elizabeth Chastain wrote:
> 
> Another argument for separation of gdb.texinfo and gdbint.texinfo:
> 
> gdb.texinfo is in some sense a public interface which is meant to be
> stable.  But information in gdbint.texinfo is not a public interface
> and can change at any moment.
> 
> For example, someone could re-implement the symbol table with tries
> instead of hash tables (I would really like this!).  That would affect
> gdbint.texinfo, but it would not affect gdb.texinfo.

Kind of.

GDB's user guide changes (well should also) as GDB evolves. That is
because the ``public'' interface isn't frozen, changing between
releases.

The reason for making it all part of the one mega document is that it
would stop us sticking our head in the sand and ignore the fact that
half of it is now crap^D^D^D^D out of date :-/

For what it is worth, I don't really care.  I just know what one of the
5.1 tick items is.

	enjoy,
		Andrew


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