[LLVMdev] New llvm-db ?

Chris Lattner sabre at nondot.org
Thu Jun 19 21:05:57 PDT 2008

On Jun 19, 2008, at 8:50 AM, Argiris Kirtzidis wrote:
> I'm interested in hearing your opinions on whether a new debugger is a
> worthwhile goal.
> The kind of debugger that I'm referring to is not a LLVM bitcode-only
> one like the (now deprecated) llvm-db, but a native one with full
> support for both native code and LLVM JIT generated code.
> In the short term it would be far easier to modify gdb and make it
> cooperate with the LLVM JIT compiler, but in the long term it seems  
> that
> a new debugger engine based on a library architecture, that is easily
> extendable and embeddable like all of the LLVM projects, would be  
> useful
> in general, and in particular very useful for projects like vmkit.

I think that would be a great project.  It is a big one, but could be  
built incrementally up like we did with clang.


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