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Re: [RFA] Document fixed/floating variable objects and thread-id.

On Wednesday 09 April 2008 19:00:28 Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > From:  Vladimir Prus <>
> > Date:  Wed, 09 Apr 2008 15:59:14 +0400
> > 
> > >> +fixed variable object, the expression is parsed when the variable
> > >> +object is created, including associating indentifiers to specific
> > >> +variables.  The meaning of expression never changes.  A floating
> > >> +variable object has its expression reparsed each time the variable
> > >> +object is updated.  In particular, the meaning of identifiers can
> > >> +change every time.
> > > 
> > > Instead of ``meaning'' here, isn't it better to say ``value''?
> > 
> > Identifier does not have a value. Think of 'i' -- it's just a name.
> > It is then associated to a specific variable, which variable has value.
> > What I mean is that association between identifiers to variables can
> > change for floating variable objects. Of course, the values can also
> > change, but values can change even for fixed variable objects.
> > 
> > What's the best way to express this?
> I don't know yet: what is an ``identifier'' in this context?  You
> don't mean symbols in the source language of the program being
> debugged, as in your example with `i', do you?

I mean exactly that. variable object is created for an expression.
That expression, among other things, has identifiers that are resolved
to refer to variables in the program.

- Volodya

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