[Libreoffice] Even more debugging info

Lionel Elie Mamane lionel at mamane.lu
Thu Dec 1 05:36:28 PST 2011

On Thu, Dec 01, 2011 at 12:14:32PM +0100, Lubos Lunak wrote:
> On Wednesday 30 of November 2011, Tom Tromey wrote:

>>>> Any opinion about this patch? I have it in my local repo, and it helps
>>>> me when running under gdb, as gdb now knows about macros!

>> First, one must consider the tradeoffs.  I always use -g3 when building
>> gdb, because gdb uses macros fairly heavily, and because I just don't
>> care about the extra space.  I prefer the convenience.  YMMV of course,
>> and I don't know enough about LibreOffice to offer an opinion.

>  There is hope that LibreOffice is C++ enough to actually not use
> macros that need to be stepped through.

Well, I find it useful that when I'm on a line like

   foo ( bar, SOME_MACRO )

I can do "print SOME_MACRO" and get the value without hunting down the
#define SOME_MACRO 1022

And LibreOffice definitely uses a lot of such #defines, and not
 const int SOME_VALUE = 1022;


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