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From: Christian Biesinger <>
To: Bruno Larsen <>
Cc: Reuben Thomas via Gdb <>
Subject: Re: [RFC] Change displayed line when execution direction is reversed
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2022 08:34:41 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

My personal opinion:
In general, the state of the program when gdb is stopped is the state
at the start of the displayed line (I concede that it gets more
complicated when "step"ping)
This change would make it so the state is the state at the end of the
displayed line.

I think that could be confusing? Perhaps could be mitigated by
printing a message explaining that in some way.


On Wed, Jun 15, 2022 at 8:26 AM Bruno Larsen via Gdb <> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I was doing some reverse debugging and noticed that setting the execution direction to reverse does not change how GDB displays lines. The problem with this is that the user doesn't see what will be executed if a step is taken, which makes the user experience quite annoying. How would the community feel if GDB printed the previous line, instead of current line, when the execution direction is reversed?
> Sorry if this is the wrong list. It didn't feel like a bug, and I don't have a patch yet, so this felt like the best place to send.
> --
> Cheers!
> Bruno Larsen

  reply	other threads:[~2022-06-15 12:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-06-15 12:25 Bruno Larsen
2022-06-15 12:34 ` Christian Biesinger [this message]
2022-06-15 12:39   ` Bruno Larsen
2022-06-15 12:47     ` Christian Biesinger
2022-06-15 12:49       ` Bruno Larsen
2022-06-15 12:57         ` Christian Biesinger
2022-06-17 12:07 ` Pedro Alves
2022-06-17 13:03   ` Bruno Larsen
2022-06-17 13:44     ` Pedro Alves
2022-06-17 19:35       ` Bruno Larsen

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