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

Vadim Chugunov via lldb-dev lldb-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Feb 14 16:43:32 PST 2018

My tests are here
I probably wouldn't move all that to Python for my extension, but feel free
to draw ideas on things to test from it.

What's going to be your deployment story?   The nice thing about
Python-based adapter is that it will run on a wide range on LLDB versions.
For a native adapter you'll need to somehow make sure that you have the
right liblldb installed, won't you?

On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 3:54 PM, Greg Clayton <clayborg at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Feb 14, 2018, at 3:45 PM, Vadim Chugunov <vadimcn at gmail.com> wrote:
> FYI - I've been maintaining a similar VSCode extension
> <https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=vadimcn.vscode-lldb>,
> which does it all through LLDB's Python interface.
> Indeed, I saw you plug-in and since it worked so well I wanted to make a
> native version of this plug-in to avoid taking over the python interpreter
> and get native performance. Very nice work on that plug-in as it inspired
> this one! I adopted many similar settings that you allow in the launch.json
> file and added some new ones.
> As for testing, the protocol is JSON with HTTP-like headers for framing,
> so you could have a Python script emulating the VSCode side.
> That is what I was planning to do. Might be nice to work together on this
> and get the testing working as it could test both of our plug-ins. Would be
> great to have a debug session with a simple program that sets a breakpoint
> by name, by file and line and exception and run, hit the breakpoints, view
> variables, etc.
> Greg
> 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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