The State Of GNU's GDB Debugger In 2016
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 22 September 2016 at 07:20 AM EDT. 11 Comments
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At the GNU Tools Cauldron that took place earlier this month in Hebden Bridge, UK was the annual status update of the GDB debugger.

Red Hat developer Pedro Alves talked about the state of the GNU Debugger with some recently-accomplished changes plus other work on the horizon for this widely-used GNU program.

Among the material covered in this GDB status update included the GDB remote debugging catching up to feature parity with local debugging, console work for the GDB 7.12 release, recent work on container debugging, re-using g++ for C++ parsing (libcc1), and other features.

GDB itself has also continued work on a proper C++ conversion rather than a "poor-man's C++-in-C." With the latest GDB code, it's C++-only with the master branch while additional C++ feature usage is planned.

GDB-using developers wishing to learn more about the latest happenings can see the PDF slides with all of the information.
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