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gdb/doc: Additional information about 'info line'

Message ID 20180216154122.1772-1-andrew.burgess@embecosm.com
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Andrew Burgess Feb. 16, 2018, 3:41 p.m. UTC
Extend the documentation of 'info line' command to:

    1. Make 'info line' with no argument more obvious, and make it clearer
       what this does.

    2. Cover what happens when a secod 'info line' with no argument is
       issued.

    3. Extend the example output for 'info line ...' to include
       symbolic addresses.

gdb/doc/ChangeLog:

	* gdb.texinfo (Machine Code): Additional information about "info
	line" command.
---
 gdb/doc/ChangeLog   |  5 +++++
 gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo | 19 +++++++++++++------
 2 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

Comments

Eli Zaretskii Feb. 16, 2018, 4:04 p.m. UTC | #1
> From: Andrew Burgess <andrew.burgess@embecosm.com>
> Cc: Andrew Burgess <andrew.burgess@embecosm.com>
> Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:41:22 +0000
> 
> Extend the documentation of 'info line' command to:
> 
>     1. Make 'info line' with no argument more obvious, and make it clearer
>        what this does.
> 
>     2. Cover what happens when a secod 'info line' with no argument is
>        issued.
> 
>     3. Extend the example output for 'info line ...' to include
>        symbolic addresses.
> 
> gdb/doc/ChangeLog:
> 
> 	* gdb.texinfo (Machine Code): Additional information about "info
> 	line" command.

LGTM, thanks.
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diff --git a/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo b/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo
index 4ed5f6bbb21..ee7adc8df22 100644
--- a/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo
+++ b/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo
@@ -8432,21 +8432,22 @@ 
 
 @table @code
 @kindex info line
-@item info line @var{location}
+@item info line
+@itemx info line @var{location}
 Print the starting and ending addresses of the compiled code for
 source line @var{location}.  You can specify source lines in any of
-the ways documented in @ref{Specify Location}.
+the ways documented in @ref{Specify Location}.  With no @var{location}
+information about the current source line is printed.
 @end table
 
 For example, we can use @code{info line} to discover the location of
 the object code for the first line of function
 @code{m4_changequote}:
 
-@c FIXME: I think this example should also show the addresses in
-@c symbolic form, as they usually would be displayed.
 @smallexample
 (@value{GDBP}) info line m4_changequote
-Line 895 of "builtin.c" starts at pc 0x634c and ends at 0x6350.
+Line 895 of "builtin.c" starts at pc 0x634c <m4_changequote> and \
+        ends at 0x6350 <m4_changequote+4>.
 @end smallexample
 
 @noindent
@@ -8455,7 +8456,8 @@ 
 @var{location}) what source line covers a particular address:
 @smallexample
 (@value{GDBP}) info line *0x63ff
-Line 926 of "builtin.c" starts at pc 0x63e4 and ends at 0x6404.
+Line 926 of "builtin.c" starts at pc 0x63e4 <m4_changequote+152> and \
+        ends at 0x6404 <m4_changequote+184>.
 @end smallexample
 
 @cindex @code{$_} and @code{info line}
@@ -8468,6 +8470,11 @@ 
 convenience variable @code{$_} (@pxref{Convenience Vars, ,Convenience
 Variables}).
 
+@cindex info line, repeated calls
+After @code{info line}, using @code{info line} again without
+specifying a location will display information about the next source
+line.
+
 @table @code
 @kindex disassemble
 @cindex assembly instructions