A simple MI interface to LLDB.
Usable with Eclipse IDE (C, C++) and Lazarus IDE (Pascal)
Since Apple has withdrawn its support for GDB. The options to debug an application with CDT on Mac OS X are:
- Use Xcode:
- Natural for Mac OS X, but limited for sharing projects or cross compiling on Linux or Windows.
- Not adequate for multi language programs (eg: C with Java or Perl).
- Install GNU GDB:
- Easy to install from Homebrew or Macports.
- Does not support Mac OS X dynamic libraries preventing from debugging code inside these libraries.
- Install LLDB-MI:
- This program is promising, but is not yet mature.
- With Eclipse, it must be run in a manual remote debugging session implying to open a shell window and start manually a debug server with the program being debugged as argument (if there is a better way, doc do not mention it).
- The actual version doesn’t display nor update variables correctly.
- Many error messages with Eclipse (command arguments nor recognized).
- The code is complex and not easy to debug for a newcomer.
LLDBMI2 is a lightweight alternative to LLDB-MI on Mac OS X. It allows:
- Debug a local application
- Attach to a running process.
It should be useful for Mac OS x users until LLDB-MI gets enough maturity or when Eclipse will support directly LLDB.
No remote debugging.
No support for Non-stop debugging, Multi-process debugging and Reverse debugging until LLDB support them.
To display arrays of structures, theses structures must be defines with typedef (limitation of DWARF)