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bug#36648: emacs signals under gdb - [Re: connecting to a lost server pr

From: Madhu
Subject: bug#36648: emacs signals under gdb - [Re: connecting to a lost server process
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2019 07:23:39 +0530 (IST)

*  Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> <address@hidden>
Wrote on Thu, 18 Jul 2019 18:24:54 +0300

>> Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 20:28:21 +0530 (IST)
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> From: Madhu <address@hidden>
>> >From the point of view of elisp, no error should be signalled - it
>> >should be caught by the condition-case.
> You called those functions directly, from outside of the Lisp machine,
> so the condition-case machinery is not working.

The Lisp Language specifies how conditions are to be handled.  The
Lisp machine can only be a virtual machine on which that lisp code
runs.  If the behaviour of a piece of lisp code (however it is
invoked) isn't according to the lisp specification, it is a bug in the
implementation.  The behaviour here can be deemed to be a bug in the
implementation of condition-case rather than a design-bug in

>> However there seems to be room for improvement around the "abort when
>> awaiting for input behaviour" - as there are other situations within
>> gdb which are not "really" error situations which unnecessarily abort
>> emacs.
> There are inherent difficulties that require this behavior, sorry.

I'm sure there is some way to mitigate it, though I probably will not
be able to find it.

>> M-x gud-gdb RET
>> gdb --args emacs --arg -Q --eval '(progn (load-library "custom") 
>> (load-library "server") (setq server-name "emacs-test"))' RET
>> =>
>> |Reading symbols from emacs...
>> (gdb) show args
>> Argument list to give program being debugged when it is started is "--arg -Q 
>> --eval \'\(progn \(load-library custom \) \(load-library server \) \(setq 
>> server-name emacs-test \)\)\'".
> I suggest to use "M-x gdb", not "M-x gud-gdb".  The latter is an old
> and semi-deprecated way of running GDB from Emacs.

[Unfortunately for me gud-gdb is the only way I can use gdb under
emacs. I was using M-x gdb in emacs19, but was unable to use gdb under
emacs for some time when it was replaced by gdb-mi - where it seemed a
superhuman adversary would rearrange my windows and impede my workflow
in myraid ways - until I discovered gud-gdb]

> I guess we can close this bug report?

Yes please.

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