[Lldb-commits] [PATCH] D73053: [lldb/DataFormatters] Fix the `$$deference$$` synthetic child

Frederic Riss via Phabricator via lldb-commits lldb-commits at lists.llvm.org
Mon Jan 20 08:52:29 PST 2020

friss created this revision.
friss added a reviewer: jingham.
Herald added a project: LLDB.

The ValueObject code checks for a special `$$dereference$$` synthetic
child to allow formatter providers to implement a natural
dereferencing behavior in `frame variable` for objects like smart

This support was broken when used directly throught the Python API and
not trhough `frame variable`. The reason is that
SBFrame.FindVariable() will return by default the synthetic variable
if it exists, while `frame variable` will not do this eagerly. The
code in `ValueObject::Dereference()` accounted for the latter but not
for the former. The fix is trivial. The test change includes
additional covergage for the already-working bahevior as it wasn't
covered by the testsuite before.

This commit also adds a short piece of documentatione explaining that
it is possible (even advisable) to provide this synthetic child
outstide of the range of the normal children.

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