C++ Support Added To GCC's libcc1, Benefiting GDB
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 30 January 2017 at 08:55 PM EST. Add A Comment
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Another late feature addition to GCC 7 is C++ support for libcc1.

Libcc1 is the GCC cc1 plugin for the GDB debugger. With the latest GCC SVN/Git code tonight is now C++ support to complement the C interfaces.

With this code thanks to Red Hat is the C++ libcc1 support. "Extend libcc1's C API to distinguish between integral types with the same width, as in C++. Likewise for float types. Export small bits of functionality from the C++ front-end for use in libcc1. Add support for the C++ front-end to look up names and addresses using a libcc1-registered binding oracle. Add support for global friends."

Red Hat developer Alexandre Oliva who spearheaded this code had written this blog post a few months back about the impact of libcc1 C++ support for those using GDB. Check out that post for all the interesting technical details.

GCC 7.1 is expected to be officially released in March~April.
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