Improving debugging (gdb) support

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Fri May 24 15:23:43 CDT 2002

Eric Pouech <eric.pouech at> writes:

> For pointer deref, one quick solution is to add one command to gdb which
> converts a segmented pointer into a linear address. Then this linear 
> address can be used in any gdb command (it'll much more harder to
> add segmented pointers support though out every expression)

This would be pretty painful to use; and you'll need more than that to
be able to step through code and see what you are doing. This is a big
limitation of gdb, and it's the main reason we wrote the wine debugger
in the first place.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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