[mythtv] [OT] gdb GUI / IDE ?

John P Poet jppoet at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 02:01:07 UTC 2008

On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 7:46 PM, Sam Varshavchik <mrsam at courier-mta.com> wrote:
> John P Poet writes:
>  > Under Linux, of course, GNU is the way to go.  However, I find gdb to
>  > be very clunky.  Especially when trying to examine C++ class
>  > variables, and even worse STL variables.  I assume I just don't know
>  > what GUI/IDE to use with gdb.  I have tried to use gdb from within
>  > emacs, and it helps, but not with *cleanly* printing class/stl
>  > variables.
>  Make sure you're using the latest available version of gdb. Earlier versions
>  were not very good at demangling. The current version of gdb, gdb 6.7, which
>  has not yet made it into all major distros, has even better C++ support.

Okay, I will look for that.

>  > So, what do you all use for debugging?  Are there some magical
>  > commands I should be putting in .gdbinit to help with print C++ class
>  > and STL variables?  Is there some great GUI or IDE I need to know
>  > about?
>  As far as a GUI interface goes, you want ddd, which should be in most major
>  distros.

I was under the impression that DDD was no longer being maintained?

Thanks for the info.

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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