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[lldb/Python] Add lldbconfig Python module to make the lldb module configurable.

Authored by JDevlieghere on Apr 7 2020, 10:01 AM.



Using the approach described in [1] and suggested by Pavel D77588 , this patch introduces a new lldbconfig module that lives next to the lldb module. It makes it possible to make the lldb module configurable. More specifically it makes it possible to delay initializing the debugger, which is needed for testing the reproducer.

I chose to name the module lldbconfig rather than lldb.config because I thought it would be weird to import a "submodule" before the main module, but if anyone feels the other approach is more desirable I'd be happy to change it.


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JDevlieghere created this revision.Apr 7 2020, 10:01 AM
JDevlieghere marked an inline comment as done.Apr 7 2020, 10:02 AM
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This is a NO-OP for now, but just shows that we can load the lldbconfig module.

Thanks. This looks fine, just a question about the placement of the lldbconfig module.

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If we're not going to ship this file, should we place it under packages/Python/... (I'm sure there is some place we could put it where it would already be in sys.path ? That way it would not be accessible from regular lldb runs, only for those from dotest, which would decrease the likelyhood of lldb suddenly stopping to work after being installed.


Maybe _initialize (the convention for "private" variables in python)?

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labath accepted this revision.Apr 7 2020, 11:28 PM

Let's see how this goes.

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