[Lldb-commits] [PATCH] D51615: Set Windows console mode to enable support for ansi escape codes

Dávid Bolvanský via Phabricator via lldb-commits lldb-commits at lists.llvm.org
Tue Sep 4 04:01:05 PDT 2018

xbolva00 added a comment.

In https://reviews.llvm.org/D51615#1222730, @teemperor wrote:

> Thanks! Didn't know we can activate this setting for the user.
> Some questions though: Should we restore this setting to the original value after LLDB shuts down?

Good question. I tried run lldb, quit it and then I ran echo some ansi code in the same terminal. Ansi code wasn't resolved (same behaviour as before LLDB launch), so LLDB didn't modify something globally in the terminal.
I think we don't need to restore original value, but... suggestions welcome! :)

> And what happens if this code runs on a Windows version before ENABLE_VIRTUAL_TERMINAL_PROCESSING was introduced? I see there some fallback code, but it's not clear to me what it does and what will happen on older platforms.

On older systems there is no ENABLE_VIRTUAL_TERMINAL_PROCESSING so we have
SetConsoleMode(0x004). On older systems Windows does not recognize 0x004 and function will return false.

Comment at: source/Core/Debugger.cpp:56
teemperor wrote:
> Can you document why this has to be 0x0004? I assume older Windows versions won't have ENABLE_VIRTUAL_TERMINAL_PROCESSING, so that should also be documented that this code is covering this case.

Should I add a comment with this link?

Comment at: source/Core/Debugger.cpp:815
+#if defined(_WIN32)
+  HANDLE hConsole = GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE);
+  DWORD consoleMode;
teemperor wrote:
> A comment here would be nice. E.g. `// Enabling use of ANSI color codes because LLDB is using them to highlight text.
Alright, will do.



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