[R] GDB under windows

Duncan Murdoch dmurdoch at pair.com
Thu Nov 6 18:37:30 CET 2003

On Thu, 6 Nov 2003 11:04:25 -0000 , "Marsland, John"
<John.Marsland at CommerzbankIB.com> wrote :

>Does anybody have some simple instructions to get me going using the GNU
>debugger GDB under windows with R? 
>The R Extensions manual mentions briefly debugging under unix, but I've seen
>seen GDB mention in the Bloodshed Dev C++ IDE so it should be possible to
>use it with R?

I've got a few tips beyond those in the FAQ, but haven't had a chance
to write them down anywhere.  If anyone wants to volunteer to write
this up, I think it would be worthwhile putting them in a web page for
future reference.

One tip:  in recent versions of R (but hopefully not in 1.8.1), gdb
always traps on a few memory allocation errors during startup.  This
is irritating but harmless, continuing from that point on will
eventually get R to start.

Duncan Murdoch

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