[lldb-dev] lldb versus visual studio

Ted Woodward via lldb-dev lldb-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Mar 22 13:55:21 PDT 2021

There was. Almost nobody used it. Nobody maintained it.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: lldb-dev <lldb-dev-bounces at lists.llvm.org> On Behalf Of Franz
> Fehringer via lldb-dev
> Sent: Monday, March 22, 2021 2:28 PM
> To: lldb-dev at lists.llvm.org
> Subject: [EXT] Re: [lldb-dev] lldb versus visual studio
> Thank you very much, this essentially meets my expectations (no eclipse
> debugging with Windows/VC++), i am a little surprised that there is no
> working lldb integration for eclipse, is this really the whole truth (or did i
> misunderstand)?
> Am 22.03.2021 um 19:28 schrieb Greg Clayton:
> >
> >> On Mar 20, 2021, at 8:57 AM, Franz Fehringer via lldb-dev <lldb-
> dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> >>
> >> Dear lldb-dev community,
> >>
> >> First a disclaimer: If my question is inappropriate for this (developer) list
> please ignore or guide me to a more appropriate list (it is possibly more of an
> end user question).
> >> Is it possible to debug Visual Studio generated (with pdb debug info)
> executables (2017 or 2019, C++ only)  with lldb?
> > LLDB does have PDB parsing abilities, though I am unsure how well they
> work out of the box with no extra configuration. There are two PDB parsers
> in LLDB at the moment, one that uses a DLL from Visual Studio that knows
> how to parse a PDB file, and one that tries to parse the PDB file manually. So
> if you are natively on windows, I believe you might need to set run the batch
> file that sets up environment variables for finding these DLLs. The native PDB
> parser should work, but I am not sure if the native version always takes
> precedence when running on the Windows OS.
> >
> > Maybe someone that did the PDB integration could chime in?
> >
> >
> >> And if so is there a full integration into eclipse so i can debug Visual Studio
> generated executable with eclipse?
> > The only integration that I am aware of was one that used lldb-mi, or the
> GDB remote machine interface. But the lldb-mi was dropped from the top of
> tree LLDB a while ago because it was not tested and was bit rotting.
> >
> > We do have a lldb-vscode binary that implements the Microsoft Visual
> Studio Code DAP (Debug Adaptor Protocol). If there are any Eclipse plug-ins
> that integrated with the VS Code DAP plug-ins, that would be the option I
> would suggest looking into. Is using Visual Studio Code an option, or only
> Eclipse?
> >
> >> The platform in question is Microsoft Windows 10 (recent versions).
> >>
> >> Thx in advance
> >>
> >> Franz
> >>
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