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Re: Building GDB with PyPy?


    pyver = sysconfig.get_config_var('VERSION')

seems undefined (results in None) for PyPy. I replaced it with

    pyver = sysconfig.get_config_var('VERSION') or

as found in another project, and it seemed to go further. However, the
C api used by GDB seems specific to cpython. There are a lot of
functions not found in PyPy, such as Py_Initialize. I did not go any
further, it doesn't seem like a trivial task to make GDB work with

Here is an exceprt from compilation:


On 19 August 2014 10:22, Pedro Alves <> wrote:
> On 08/06/2014 01:46 AM, Yichun Zhang (agentzh) wrote:
>> Hi folks!
>> Sorry if this is a dumb question.
>> I've been using the Python extension in gdb but the speed of the
>> Python code is very disappointing for large working set. I wonder if
>> it is possible to build gdb from source with pypy instead of the
>> cpython?
> I have no idea if anyone ever done that, but if you succeed, don't
> forget to let us know about it! :-)
>> Using ./configure --with-python=`which pypy` fails for me with the
>> following error:
>> checking whether to use python... /bin/pypy
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>   File "", line 72, in run_toplevel
>>   File "./python/", line 66, in <module>
>>     libs.append('-lpython'+pyver + abiflags)
>> TypeError: unsupported operand type(s) for +: 'str' and 'NoneType'
>> configure: error: failure running python-config --ldflags
>> make[1]: *** [configure-gdb] Error 1
>> make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/agentzh/Downloads/gdb-7.8'
>> make: *** [all] Error 2
>> Any pointers for solving this will be highly appreciated!
>> Hopefully PyPy can speed up my Python code running in gdb a lot. Just
>> want to give it a shot.
> --
> Thanks,
> Pedro Alves

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