----- Original Message -----
From: W. Wesley Groleau x4923 <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, June 16, 2000 12:36 PM
Subject: Re: gdb front and end ok editor

> Though I don't quite understand the subject line, it marks a recent thread
> on the gnat-chat list.  From the description of the features of this "ODD"
> (ACT's odd heterological acronym for it) item, it may not be fully a
> "killer" but it could certainly get some good exposure for Ada.
>  * Entirely written in Ada - presumably with the reliability that
>    implies.
>  * GUI interface for the 'gdb' debugger
>  * Supports items available in Ada and not in C (possibly including Java
>    threads and Java/C++ exceptions?)
>  * Uses Tk bindings, therefore portable to X11, WinDoze, Mac

Hmm..I understood it to use GtkAda

>  * Native code, therefore faster than interpreted Java.
>  * Ada and Tk, therefore easier to read and much smaller than Java.  This
>    is my guess--I haven't seen it, but I've written a small amount of Java
>    GUI code, and it sure takes a heck of a lot more SLOC than TCL/Tk for
>    same effect.)
>  * Can run on a different platform than the one running gdb
>  * Can control multiple gdb sessions (debugging distributed programs?)
>  * "Entity browsing" (click on something, view its declaration).
> --
> Wes Groleau
> http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wgroleau