Blog post about printing associative arrays from GDB

Johannes Riecken johannes.riecken at
Thu Oct 24 13:16:39 UTC 2019

On Thursday, 24 October 2019 at 11:20:07 UTC, Mihails wrote:
> GDB has some dedicated functionality to improve pretty-printing 
> and expression evaluation of things that too complex to figure 
> out automatically:
> -
> - 
> GCC, for example, provides such scripts for improved debugging 
> of C++ standard library as part of its distribution. Writing 
> something similar for DMD/GDC/LDC shouldn't be too hard.

GDB uses internal functions of C++'s runtime to do the 
pretty-printing for C++. Implementing that for D's runtime 
library in its current form would seem like a considerable effort 
to me, since D's runtime library seems to be a bit hairier with 
respect to the internal fields, no?

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