[lldb-dev] lldb versus visual studio

Franz Fehringer via lldb-dev lldb-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Mar 22 14:31:36 PDT 2021

Thx again

Am 22.03.2021 um 21:55 schrieb Ted Woodward:
> 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
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>> 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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