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Re: text file formats
- From: Daniel Jacobowitz <drow at false dot org>
- To: gdb at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 19:39:38 -0400
- Subject: Re: text file formats
- References: <20060405223122.GB11610@brasko.net>
On Wed, Apr 05, 2006 at 06:31:22PM -0400, Bob Rossi wrote:
> One thing I have determined, is that in order to know what the file
> format is, the entire text file needs to be parsed. After that, either
> the file format is defined (unix/dos/mac) or it is undefined (mix of
> I would like to make sure that the algorithm CGDB uses to determine
> the line number from a file is the same algorithm that GDB uses. Can
> anyone point me in the correct direction?
GDB does something much simpler. It opens the file in text mode and
lets the C library sort it out.
Well, usually. In search and reverse search it sometimes uses a
similar but slightly simpler algorithm: ignore '\r' if followed by
'\n'. I'm not sure why those are done in binary mode.