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- Subject: Re: Google Summer of Code
- From: "Leo Razoumov" <slonik.az@...>
- Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 09:18:18 -0500
On 2/28/08, steve donovan <email@example.com> wrote:
> I'm currently busy on the next iteration of scite-debug, trying to
> crack the Interesting Problem of seamless stepping between Lua and C.
> Rather than modifying GDB (which feels like serious work) I'm working
> from the other end, taking clidebug and making it _pretend_ to be GDB.
> A few lines of C in an extension is required, to actually find the
> real physical address of the C function we are about to step into; one
> can then tell GDB to make a tbreak at that address.
> It is a little tricky, running clidebug on Lua within a gdb session;
> you have to track the current mode so you know what debugger is
> currently listening. But very doable.
> The advantage of the debugger presenting a single interface is that
> you don't have to use scite-debug to run it; anything that understands
> gdb will work (like DDD) (The big question here is _how good_ an
> imitation of gdb that clidebug must offer to satisfy other tools)
> Expect some results next week...
> steve d.
this is very encouraging development!! Being able to debug Lua and
C/C++ extensions from the same debugger shell with breakpoint in both
places IMHO will be a killer application boosting Lua standing among
BTW, can python, ruby, scheme or tcl do that?