Stephen Frost <> writes:
> * Tom Lane ( wrote:
>> * debugger ability to print variables symbolically

> I might be misunderstanding what you're getting at here, but if you want
> to be able to use #define'd values using their name, you can get that by
> compiling with -g3.  With -g3 and gdb, you can do things like:

> (gdb) p tblinfo[i].dobj.dump & ~(DUMP_COMPONENT_COMMENT |

> where all the DUMP_COMPONENT items are #define's.

Yes, but if you just do "p tblinfo[i].dobj.dump", you're only going to get
a number, right?  The value-added for an enum type is that the debugger
knows which symbol to substitute for a numeric value when printing.  But
that stops working if what's in the variable is some OR of the values the
debugger knows about.

                        regards, tom lane

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