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From: Maciej W. Rozycki <>
Subject: [binutils-gdb] GDB/doc: Remove extraneous spaces from completion examples
Date: Fri,  1 Jul 2022 16:12:40 +0000 (GMT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw);h=c4de64f8f6df99078d55d329bed24bbe3b963aba

commit c4de64f8f6df99078d55d329bed24bbe3b963aba
Author: Maciej W. Rozycki <>
Date:   Fri Jul 1 17:11:09 2022 +0100

    GDB/doc: Remove extraneous spaces from completion examples
    Completion results are usually different when the operation is applied
    to a word that is or is not followed by a space.  In some cases they are
    equivalent, however a space would not be produced if completion was used
    earlier on in the word processed.
    However in the manual we have completion examples given using a space
    that actually prevents the example from working.  E.g.:
    (gdb) info bre <TAB>
    (nothing) and:
    (gdb) info bre <TAB><TAB>
    Display all 200 possibilities? (y or n)
    as it now goes on to propose the entire symbol table, while:
    (gdb) info bre<TAB>
    (gdb) info breakpoints
    does the right thing, but is not what is shown in the manual.
    In other cases an extraneous space is used that does not correspond to
    the actual completion pattern shown, which gives an impression of
    Remove extraneous spaces then from completion examples as appropriate.

 gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo | 12 ++++++------
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo b/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo
index f7b02c262b8..ad5bc7db01e 100644
--- a/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo
+++ b/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo
@@ -1915,7 +1915,7 @@ enter it).  For example, if you type
 @c If texinfo enhancements make it unnecessary, it would be nice to
 @c replace " @key" by "@key" in the following...
-(@value{GDBP}) info bre @key{TAB}
+(@value{GDBP}) info bre@key{TAB}
 @end smallexample
@@ -1945,7 +1945,7 @@ function names in your program that begin with those characters, for
-(@value{GDBP}) b make_ @key{TAB}
+(@value{GDBP}) b make_@key{TAB}
 @exdent @value{GDBN} sounds bell; press @key{TAB} again, to see:
 make_a_section_from_file     make_environ
 make_abs_section             make_function_type
@@ -2039,7 +2039,7 @@ the word-completion facilities in this situation, type a single quote
 when you press @key{TAB} or @kbd{M-?} to request word completion:
-(@value{GDBP}) p 'func< @kbd{M-?}
+(@value{GDBP}) p 'func<@kbd{M-?}
 func<int>()    func<float>()
 (@value{GDBP}) p 'func<
 @end smallexample
@@ -2050,7 +2050,7 @@ usually need to type a quote before the function name, because
-(@value{GDBP}) b func< @kbd{M-?}
+(@value{GDBP}) b func<@kbd{M-?}
 func<int>()    func<float>()
 (@value{GDBP}) b func<
 @end smallexample
@@ -2063,9 +2063,9 @@ that takes an @code{int} parameter, @code{name(int)}, or the version
 that takes a @code{float} parameter, @code{name(float)}.
-(@value{GDBP}) b bubble( @kbd{M-?}
+(@value{GDBP}) b bubble(@kbd{M-?}
 bubble(int)    bubble(double)
-(@value{GDBP}) b bubble(dou @kbd{M-?}
+(@value{GDBP}) b bubble(dou@kbd{M-?}
 @end smallexample

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