[lazarus] CVS updates
peter at freepascal.org
Thu Apr 25 07:40:45 EDT 2002
> + From: Peter Vreman [mailto:peter at freepascal.org]
> + Sent: donderdag 25 april 2002 7:39
> + To: lazarus at miraclec.com
> + Subject: Re: [lazarus] CVS updates
> + > Hi,
> + >
> + > Some updates consering debugging:
> + >
> + > + Added watches
> + > It is pretty primitive now, it will be better in future
> + > - vars have to be typed in uppercase
> + > - self isn't supported yet (use this)
> + > - no formatting
> + > - Objects cant be displayed (Has something to do with TObject)
> + Which gdb version do you use? GDB 5.1 has pascal suppport. The
> + only thing is that uppercase names are still required for accessing
> + fields of structures.
> I use 5.1.1.
> "self" isn't supported, on the locals view I translate "this" to "self"
> since that is used in code.
> At this moment I don't know what is wrong with objects, gdb should be able
> to display them (dereferenced I mean). The moment you try to evaluate for
> instance Application^ you get a message that the result couldn't be
> converted to an integer. I suspect a problem with an enum or so in the
> TObject base class. I haven't fully investigated it. Besides that there are
> other ways to retrieve the data (they only cost me a bit more work)
> What I mean with primitive is that in Delphi you can evaluate complex
> expressions. In that case the gdb support is minimal (language differences)
I've exactly the same problem with gdb 5.1.1 at home. Displaying classes give problems. I
tried to reproduce it at a different machine at my work, but failed.
I'll forward the message to Pierre Muller, he did the pascal support for gdb
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