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Re: RFA: implement ambiguous linespec proposal

> I think it would also make some Ada cases work more sanely, though I
> don't know enough to say with certainty.  I'm thinking here about how
> ada_lookup_symbol_list returns a list but then the linespec code only
> uses the first one (via some call through ada_lookup_encoded_symbol, I
> don't remember the details).

You are missing part of the picture, I think, because some of our code
is not in the FSF tree [1]. We get multiple breakpoints for situations
such as homonyms, or generics (aka templates in C++) instantiations.
In that situation, I think that the FSF GDB only picks the first one,
whereas AdaCore's GDB creates multiple breakpoints.

> My problem with this is that it adds more complexity to the user
> interface: some linespecs will create a single breakpoint with multiple
> locations, some will create multiple breakpoints once again, depending
> on the context.

We have a similar issue: When the user inserts a breakpoint, and there
are multiple possible choices, we have two scnearios:
  1. He selects `all' -> In that case, we actually create one breakpoint
     with multiple locations;
  2. He selects a subset -> In that situation, we create one breakpoint
     per location.

I think this can be pretty confusing.

I am copying Jerome Guitton on this message, since he did the work
for that.


[1]: We tried contributing it, but it was too hacky to really be part
     of the FSF sources. The main complaint at the time was the fact
     that it introduced a canonical form that was specific to Ada. I was
     planning on looking at generalizing it to all languages, but never
     got around to doing it.

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