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patch 8.1.0071: terminal debugger only works with the terminal feature

Problem:    Terminal debugger only works with the terminal feature.
Solution:   Make it also work with a prompt buffer.  Makes it possible to use
            on MS-Windows. Various other improvements. (closes #3012)
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brammool committed Jun 17, 2018
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  1. +30 −0 runtime/doc/terminal.txt
  2. +321 −42 runtime/pack/dist/opt/termdebug/plugin/termdebug.vim
  3. +2 −0 src/version.c
@@ -38,6 +38,7 @@ If the result is "1" you have it.
Stepping through code |termdebug-stepping|
Inspecting variables |termdebug-variables|
Other commands |termdebug-commands|
Prompt mode |termdebug-prompt|
Communication |termdebug-communication|
Customizing |termdebug-customizing|
@@ -620,6 +621,10 @@ The Terminal debugging plugin can be used to debug a program with gdb and view
the source code in a Vim window. Since this is completely contained inside
Vim this also works remotely over an ssh connection.
When the |+terminal| feature is missing, the plugin will use the "prompt"
buffer type, if possible. The running program will then use a newly opened
terminal window. See |termdebug-prompt| below for details.
Starting ~
*termdebug-starting*
@@ -799,6 +804,23 @@ Other commands ~
isn't one
Prompt mode ~
*termdebug-prompt*
When the |+terminal| feature is not supported and on MS-Windows, gdb will run
in a buffer with 'buftype' set to "prompt". This works slightly differently:
- The gdb window will be in Insert mode while typing commands. Go to Normal
mode with <Esc>, then you can move around in the buffer, copy/paste, etc.
Go back to editing the gdb command with any command that starts Insert mode,
such as `a` or `i`.
- The program being debugged will run in a separate window. On MS-Windows
this is a new console window. On Unix, if the |+terminal| feature is
available a Terminal window will be opened to run the debugged program in.
*termdebug_use_prompt*
Prompt mode can be used even when the |+terminal| feature is present with: >
let g:termdebug_use_prompt = 1
Communication ~
*termdebug-communication*
There is another, hidden, buffer, which is used for Vim to communicate with
@@ -836,6 +858,14 @@ When 'background' is "dark":
hi debugBreakpoint term=reverse ctermbg=red guibg=red
Shorcuts *termdebug_shortcuts*
You can define your own shortcuts (mappings) to control gdb, that can work in
any window, using the TermDebugSendCommand() function. Example: >
map ,w :call TermDebugSendCommand('where')<CR>
The argument is the gdb command.
Popup menu *termdebug_popup*
By default the Termdebug plugin sets 'mousemodel' to "popup_setpos" and adds
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