[lldb-dev] Several questions concerning interaction with an IDE

jingham at apple.com jingham at apple.com
Wed Dec 3 10:04:09 PST 2014

Most of these seem like bugs, which should be handled by filing bugs with the lldb bugzilla.  Bug reports to mailing lists tend to just vanish...


> On Dec 3, 2014, at 1:17 AM, Nikolay Koldunov <nikolay.koldunov at oracle.com> wrote:
> Hi guys!
> Trying to implement the lldb-mi support for NetBeans I faced several issues:
>    1. inability to distinguish GDB and LLDB using --version or using the startup message
>    2. value for pointers and structures looks strange: stack-list-arguments and stack-list-locals return fields with their values for the types specified
>    3. incomplete -list-features output (for example, thread-info is not shown)
>    4. I'm unable to find out how to set a terminal for input/output of a process being debugged
>    5. -var-update is unable to show updates for all registered varobjects (it can't handle * as a varobject's name)
>    6. quotation for names and paths is unsupported and a user therefore becomes unable to debug a binary located in a directory containing spaces in its path
>    7. exec-run requires sending some command after it to start debugging
>    8. var-list-children for a varobject with numchild==0 should return empty list instead of the value "[]" (unnecessary quotation breaks our MI parser that worked fine with GDB/MI)
> Are you going to fix at least some of them?
> I will appreciate any help or workaround:)
> Regards,
> Nikolay
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