[PATCH] New maintenance print typechain command.

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[PATCH] New maintenance print typechain command.

lathouwers_lode (Bugzilla)
hi
this is my first patch ever to an open source project , so probably I am doing some things wrong here ...
Anyway attached you find some changes to add an extra print typechain command, which is like typechain, but instead of printing the internal nodes in the raw format it prints them in c-format.
This is handy when we want to extract some type declarations from a series of headerfiles, and generate a header file only containing the declarations for those types. Afterwards, we could for example use the file in swig to generate interfaces towards other programming languages.


               
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Re: [PATCH] New maintenance print typechain command.

Daniel Jacobowitz-2
On Wed, Apr 04, 2007 at 02:37:18PM +0000, lode lathouwers wrote:
> hi
> this is my first patch ever to an open source project , so probably I am doing some things wrong here ...
> Anyway attached you find some changes to add an extra print typechain command, which is like typechain, but instead of printing the internal nodes in the raw format it prints them in c-format.
> This is handy when we want to extract some type declarations from a series of headerfiles, and generate a header file only containing the declarations for those types. Afterwards, we could for example use the file in swig to generate interfaces towards other programming languages.

Do you mean you're parsing the output of the maintenance command
to create your header?  I think that's a bad idea; the maint commands
are intended for GDB developers to use while debugging GDB.

Why can't you get what you need from 'info types'?

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Re: [PATCH] New maintenance print typechain command.

lathouwers_lode (Bugzilla)
In reply to this post by lathouwers_lode (Bugzilla)
On Wed, Apr 04, 2007 at 02:37:18PM +0000, lode lathouwers wrote:
> hi
> this is my first patch ever to an open source project , so probably I am doing some things wrong here ...
> Anyway attached you find some changes to add an extra print typechain command, which is like typechain, but instead of printing the internal nodes in the raw format it prints them in c-format.
> This is handy when we want to extract some type declarations from a series of headerfiles, and generate a header file only containing the declarations for those types. Afterwards, we could for example use the file in swig to generate interfaces towards other programming languages.

Do you mean you're parsing the output of the maintenance command
to create your header?
     No, the output of the ,maintenance command is directly (via copypaste) used in the header; i.e. the output is a series of pure c(++) declarations,
     so no parsing is needed.

I think that's a bad idea; the maint commands
are intended for GDB developers to use while debugging GDB.
    Indeed maybe the maintenance group ,might not be the best position to place this command. Maybe something like info typechain might
   be better ?

Why can't you get what you need from 'info types'?
    Info types does not show complete struct declarations (fields are not shown) Also it gives ALL type names,
    while I only want to explore/print a few + their downward dependancies.

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Re: [PATCH] New maintenance print typechain command.

Daniel Jacobowitz-2
On Sun, Apr 08, 2007 at 06:51:46PM +0000, lode lathouwers wrote:
> Why can't you get what you need from 'info types'?
>     Info types does not show complete struct declarations (fields are not shown) Also it gives ALL type names,
>     while I only want to explore/print a few + their downward dependancies.
>

So what you want is the output of ptype for a bunch of different
types, but you don't know in advance which.  I think we should wait a
little while; our plan for this year (well, my plan anyway) is to add
Python scripting support to GDB, and that will be powerful enough to
do this.  I don't think the command will be widely enough useful to
implement it in GDB proper.

Once we have Python support, though, we should include a directory of
contributed and example scripts - this would be a great start for that.

(I'm planning to work on this starting in a month or so.)

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