[Lldb-commits] [PATCH] D41902: Remove Platform references from the Host module

Jim Ingham via lldb-commits lldb-commits at lists.llvm.org
Wed Jan 10 14:27:16 PST 2018

App bundles are "just directories" but they are actually different on iOS & OS X.  The most interesting part of them is a plist that gives some information about the bundle.  lldb reads that plist to figure out what the real executable is (it is usually the bundle name minus the .app, but it doesn't have to be.)  So you have to get the plist right, you can't just pretend the directory is an app bundle.

I don't know if there's anything in llvm to make these, in general Xcode does the job of laying out the bundle, so I would be surprised if it has anything along these lines.

I'll add a test that makes a simple app wrapper for darwin and makes sure we can read from it.  We do something similar for Frameworks (another kind of bundle) in the macosx/add-dsym tests.  It's pretty easy to do.


> On Jan 10, 2018, at 2:18 PM, Zachary Turner <zturner at google.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 2:09 PM Jim Ingham <jingham at apple.com> wrote:
> The only hard part of writing any kind of test for this is actually getting a legitimate .app into the testsuite.  Doesn't seem fair to ask Pavel to do that, since he doesn't work on macOS...
> Jim
> What exactly *is* a .app file on disk?  Is it literally just a directory?  If so then the test can simply create the directory.  Or is it more like "a directory that's actually compressed into a single file, sorta like a zip file, but using a different format"?
> If it's the latter, it would be nice if we had an llvm tool that could create them.  As a fallback, perhaps the lldb-test tool could be given a command line option like --treat-as-bundle, where it pretends an existing directory is actually a bundle, so that the tests would work without one.

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