[lldb-dev] How to test lldb-vscode?

Vadim Chugunov via lldb-dev lldb-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Feb 14 15:45:57 PST 2018

FYI - I've been maintaining a similar VSCode extension
which does it all through LLDB's Python interface.

As for testing, the protocol is JSON with HTTP-like headers for framing, so
you could have a Python script emulating the VSCode side.

On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 2:28 PM, Greg Clayton via lldb-dev <
lldb-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:

> I have a patch I will be submitting soon that adds a tool called
> "lldb-vscode" that is much like "lldb-mi" where it sits on top of
> LLDB.framework on Darwin and liblldb.so on all other platforms, and it
> speaks the Visual Studio Code Debug adaptor language and can be used to
> create a VSCode extension that does native LLDB debugging. The plug-in
> works really well to debug native apps and is very responsive and quick.
> One issue I am thinking about is how to test this. Some VS Code tests out
> there use Javascript + npm to run a mock VSCode IDE and send/receive
> packets. I am not sure we can require people to have this on all build
> bots. So I am writing to get everyone's opinion on this so I can test this
> and get a patch submitted.
> Any ideas would be appreciated.
> Greg Clayton
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