gdb 9.1 and its use of colors not seen in cgdb

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M Kelly

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Feb 11, 2020, 8:07:25 PM2/11/20
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Hi,

Thank you for cgdb, it is awesome.  I use it almost every day.

With gdb 9.1 just released it now uses colors in the stack trace and threads list etc.
(at least that is new to me if this was in previous gdb versions)
In cgdb this coloring is not shown in the gdb window, and I see my gdb prompt with an escape code.
I'll go dig and try to figure out what ansi esc seq etc they are using that cgdb (or my cgdb) is not picking up.
Does anyone else see this or know more ?

thx,
-m


Robert Rossi

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Feb 11, 2020, 8:15:28 PM2/11/20
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The newest version of CGDB should support this. Let us know.

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M Kelly

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Feb 11, 2020, 8:23:12 PM2/11/20
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Hi,

I think its something new ??  I use cgdb master.  Here is latest commit in my copy -

commit 8c2f3a2a632d63366eef419fabf3e8245d9b7a45 (HEAD -> master, origin/master, origin/HEAD)
Date:   Wed Feb 5 20:22:50 2020 -0500
    Updated NEWS for the resolution of issue #219.

I used gdb 8.3 ok until I upgraded to 9.1 today.
I didn't think gdb 8.3 colored the stack and thread list before ??

thx,
-m

M Kelly

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Feb 11, 2020, 9:18:11 PM2/11/20
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Hi,

Not sure if it matters yet, but -
I think gdb-9.1 uses a new readline v8.0 now.
And my cgdb is using the system installed readline v6.3

-m

M Kelly

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Feb 12, 2020, 11:39:39 AM2/12/20
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Hi,

ok, I did go back and see gdb 8.3 shows stack and thread list in color, sorry I didn't realize that.
So then I think 1). my cgdb does not show these in color for both gdb 8.3 and 9.1 and 2). with gdb 9.1 my gdb prompt inside cgdb has some esc chars in it. (but not with 8.3)
I'll try to figure out what to do.  Let me know if you have any ideas/suggestions.

thx,
-m

M Kelly

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Feb 12, 2020, 10:14:12 PM2/12/20
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Hi,

ok the esc codes on the (gdb) prompt are from bracketed-paste-mode.
I guess this shows up now becuase previous 8.3 gdb used readline 6 and gdb 9.1 uses readline 8 and that supports bracketed-paste-mode now.
I will try to figure out how to not echo these in cgdb.

So other than that it would be great to have the color support in the gdb window like 8.3/9.1 has.
I'll look at that at some point.

thx,
-m

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