Bug#517912: RFP: clewn -- gdb support for the vim editor: breakpoints, watch variables, gdb command completion, assembly windows, etc.
* Package name : clewn
Version : 1.14
Upstream Author : Xavier de Gaye <email@example.com>
* URL : http://clewn.sourceforge.net/
* License : GPL
Programming Lang: C
Description : gdb support for the vim editor: breakpoints, watch variables, gdb command completion, assembly windows, etc.
Clewn implements full gdb support in the vim editor: breakpoints, watch
variables, gdb command completion, assembly windows, etc.
* Breakpoints are highlighted in source code and in the assembly
buffers. The highlighting includes the last two digits of the
breakpoint number so that they can be easily identified. Disabled
breakpoints are noted with a different highlighting color. When
setting a breakpoint, clewn automatically finds the source file for
the breakpoint if it exists, and tells vim to load and display the
file and highlight the line.
* An expression value or a variable value as provided by gdb, is
displayed in a balloon in Vim, when the mouse pointer is hovering over
the selected expression or the variable.
* Assembly buffers hold the assembly code for functions that miss the
source code and are being stepped through, or where breakpoints have
been set. This feature can be enabled by an option of the clewn
* When there is no debugging information or source files and the
assembly option has been enabled, clewn disassembles the function
containing the breakpoint and vim displays and highlights its line.
* Each time gdb displays a stack frame when the debuggee stops or when
moving along the stack frame, clewn automatically finds the source
file for that frame and tells vim to display the file and highlight
the line. When there is no source code for the frame or when doing
instruction stepping (stepi, nexti) the program counter line within an
assembly window is highlighted if the assembly option has been
* Any gdb command can be mapped to a vim key mapping. This allows, for
example, to set or clear a breakpoint, or print a variable's value at
the current cursor or mouse position in a vim window by just hitting a
* You can send an interrupt from vim to gdb and the program it is
* A variable can be dropped and watched in a vim window by pointing the
mouse on the variable in the source code and hitting a key. The
variable's value is updated and highlighted whenever changed. To
remove a variable, just delete it from the vim window with a vim
command or a keystroke.
* Support of gdb command and file name completion. This also works while
entering, in gdb, a gdb user-defined sequence of commands or a list of
commands for a breakpoint.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)