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Re: Bug#560786: gdb: Please make the python dependency optional

#include <hallo.h>
* Ben Hutchings [Sun, Dec 20 2009, 02:26:53AM]:
> On Sun, 2009-12-20 at 11:17 +1030, Ron wrote:
> [...]
> > I don't understand the pushback I'm getting on this.  The bloat that was
> > already added _far_ outweighs the little extra it needs to fix it, and
> > that's before we save on pruning away libgdb.  I don't think I'd be going
> > out on a limb to suggest this will be of benefit to far more people than
> > the number who'll need python scripts to use gdb.  Am I?
> > 
> > Really, what am I missing here?
> What you're missing is that gdb's scripting facilities were pathetic,
> and Python integration finally fixes that.

And people who don't care shouldn't be forced against their will.

Why don't we provide a gdb-tiny package, in the same fashion as
vim-tiny? Or is the python support that much hardcoded into gdb source
now that it can never separated?


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