[Python-Dev] GDB macros in Misc/gdbinit are broken

Skip Montanaro skip.montanaro at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 10:09:49 EST 2017

I haven't tried using Python support in gdb in a long time. I don't
know what python-gdb.py is. How is that different than
Tools/gdb/libpython.py? Is it distributed with Python? (I'm kind of
blind at work without a source distribution I can grep through, and
didn't see it in Tools/gdb or Misc.)

I'm a simple man. I need the kind of stuff Misc/gdbinit provides
(smart stack traces and variable printing), but I most frequently use
the pyo user-defined command to print the contents of PyObject
pointers. When they are working (<wink>) pystack and pyframe are also


On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 2:33 AM, Victor Stinner
<victor.stinner at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2017-02-28 3:00 GMT+01:00 Skip Montanaro <skip.montanaro at gmail.com>:
>> Alexander> I find them useful.  I've never had success with python-gdb.py.
> Alexander, Skip: Oh, which kind of issues do you have with
> python-gdb.py? It doesn't work? You are unable to dump some data?
> python-gdb.py doesn't run code to analyze memory, it prevents crashes
> when analysing a running process, and it works on core dumps. It has
> many features, it works well. I never had major issues with it, and I
> enhance it regulary. Recently, I added support for "method-wrapper".
> Victor

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