On Wednesday, 18 May 2016 at 18:02:12 UTC, Bruno Medeiros wrote:
While DDT technically work oks with GDB (the GDB from mingw-w64 that is), you are right, there isn't a compiler on Windows that supplies debug info in the way GDB understands. See https://wiki.dlang.org/Debuggers.

DMD produces debug info COFF or OMF format, which GDB doesn't know anything about (nor ever will). LDC should in theory work with DWARF info, but this is broken somehow. Not because of LLVM though, since for example Rust on Windows works. As for GDC, it doesn't even supply binaries for Windows (that target Windows) - it is not a supported platform.

BTW, Eclipse/DDT should in theory work with mago-mi as well, at least if the protocol is implemented correctly. Have you tried it? I dunno how complete your MI implementation is.

So it looks like mago-mi might be helpful for DDT on Windows.
mago-mi supports subset of GDB/MI commands enough for DlangIDE, but it can be easy extended.

Currenlty supported commands can be shown using help command (use --interpreter=mi2 when running mago-mi, otherwise it will print non-MI commands). Also commands are listed in readme file https://github.com/buggins/mago/blob/master/MagoMI/mago-mi/README.md

I didn't try DDT with mago-mi, and so I'm not sure which commands must be supported by debugger to get it working with DDT.

To get list of commands DDT tries to use you can either add --log-file=magomi.log --log-level=TRACE to mago-mi command line or use debug build of mago-mi. It will all STDIN data to log file, and report errors for unsupported commands.

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