[Mono-devel-list] about Metada (OT)

Sam Clegg sam at superduper.net
Mon Aug 4 19:15:58 EDT 2003

On Mon, Aug 04, 2003 at 12:54:15PM -0700, Piers Haken wrote:
> I'm not sure about other debuggers, but Visual C++ (since v2) has had a
> 'most derive type' field in its watch windows. It can do this because
> the symbol table has an entry for the vtable for each class so (*this)
> effectively contains the type info for every object regardless of the
> static type.

Indeed, every object carries with it its dynamic type, right?

But to get gdb to interpret this for you would require
significant hacking.  gdb already supports this kind of thing for
Java running with gcj and as will the mono debugger  (once it is
ready :)
sam clegg
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