[PATCH] D54187: Add debuginfo-tests that use cdb on Windows

Adrian Prantl via Phabricator via cfe-commits cfe-commits at lists.llvm.org
Wed Nov 7 09:08:31 PST 2018

aprantl added a comment.

In https://reviews.llvm.org/D54187#1290298, @probinson wrote:

> In https://reviews.llvm.org/D54187#1290294, @zturner wrote:
> > In https://reviews.llvm.org/D54187#1290282, @probinson wrote:
> >
> > > +gbedwell
> > >
> > > Just to throw the idea out there, why not abandon debuginfo-tests entirely and try using Dexter for this. Dexter's design center is debug-info quality, not correctness, but it already knows how to drive several different debuggers on multiple platforms.
> > >  Dexter would have to become an LLVM project tool, and I'm not sure how Sony management feels about that, but I think this would be an awesome use-case.
> >
> >
> > Depends where we draw the distinction between quality and correctness.  We specifically want a way to test that when we fix a correctness bug, it's actually fixed against Microsoft debuggers.
> Dexter knows how to drive Visual Studio tools already, as well as gdb and (maybe) lldb.  I have never looked inside it but I'd expect Greg to have made it straightforward to add new tools.

If it fits our use-cases, that sounds like a great idea. Are there some examples of dexter input/outputs we could take a look at to see how good of a fit it would be?


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