[Qt-creator] Some thoughts about 2.5
Geronimo Ma. Hernandez
geronimo013 at gmx.com
Thu May 31 06:24:31 CEST 2012
On Mittwoch 30 Mai 2012, André Pönitz wrote:
> On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 05:31:20AM +0200, Geronimo Ma. Hernandez wrote:
> > > > Why not pop a messagebox, with a (localized - is QtCreator
> > > > localized?) message, telling that the gdb is not supported.
> How do you find out whether a version of gdb is usable, or not?
Well, either by excessive testing (in java you'd used unit tests), or by
feedback like error reports.
But if there's a problem with certain debugger, you always have to decide,
whether to patch QtCreator or stop support for that debugger variant.
No matter, what you decide, after all it is a human decision and can for so be
acted on properly.
> How do you find out which exact version any given build of gdb has? Which
> features this build theoretically supports? Which features work in
Sorry, but you're not straight in your argumentation.
Some mails before you stated, that you stopped gdb-support for version below
so where's the problem to check just 2 numbers and don't care for distribution
extension? If you'd like to support all working variants, you could use a
version-blacklist of variants, that are known not to work.
For me, your statement about gdb-support sounded as a human decision, not a
machine-decision. There should be no problem to code human decisions.
> [First hint: the version string is free text. Distributions put all kind of
> more or less interesting information there.
Parsing for dummies?
Everything you read from external tools is text. So it's up to you, how much
intelligence you put in your parser.
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