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Re: [RFA] Document fixed/floating variable objects and thread-id.
> From: Vladimir Prus <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 19:10:56 +0400
> Cc: email@example.com
> On Wednesday 09 April 2008 19:00:28 Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > > From: Vladimir Prus <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > 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.
Then how about ``the values of variables whose names appear in the
expressions are re-evaluated every time''?