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The "what were they thinking" department

Jerry Feldman writes:

> I think this is really the issue. We now have a rather complex yet
> powerful language. WRT: GDB&GCC, this looks like a finger-pointing
> issue. GDB wants it fixed in GCC, and GCC wants it fixed in GDB. 

Not that I want to get into a flame-war or anything, but I think that
the GDB folks are going to have to fix this.

My reasoning:  GCC emits multiple functions to implement ctors so it
can implement virtual base classes in such a way that the code is
compatable with the new C++ ABI.  However, other compilers can
generate code like this as well. Since gdb purports to support C++
binaries produced by compilers other than the gcc family, gdb will
have to be enhanced in this area.

> I actually encountered this very same problem myself the other day. 

Hmm.  This explains a problem I had a while ago too.  Damn...


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