[vtkusers] debugging vkt source
dgobbi at irus.rri.on.ca
Sun Oct 8 13:28:10 EDT 2000
On Sun, 8 Oct 2000, Wolfram H Volpi wrote:
> Is there a debugger to trace a vtk C++ function when it is called from a
> tcl script?
With gcc and gdb, at least, all you have to do is run the 'vtk' executable
from within the debugger. I do this all the time, both with tcl and
> I would like to run the tcl script and then step into the C++
With gdb, you do
gdb /usr/local/bin/vtk <or wherever vtk is>
The easiest thing to do with an infinite loop is just <Control-C>
followed by a stack trace (i.e. the 'bt' command). You can also
set breakpoints in the C++ code, though there are a couple extra
gdb commands required to tell gdb where the .so files are.
Unfortunately, I don't have much experience with any debuggers
except for gdb.
David Gobbi, MSc dgobbi at irus.rri.on.ca
Advanced Imaging Research Group
Robarts Research Institute, University of Western Ontario
More information about the vtkusers