View Full Version : debugging C with Emacs

January 28th, 2008, 04:00 AM
My computer is X86 with 64 bit Gutsy installed. I have written a small C program, compiled and run it. Now I want to step through it in the debugger using Emacs. (no problems, just leaning how.) I can get it to step through the code in a fashion, but because of low knowledge level on my part, it seems rather erratic.

How do I get Emacs so show the value of variables?

I recently used Microsoft Visual C# and could show the "locals" window which displays all the variables currently in scope. As I step through the program, each variable is updated appropriately.

How close can I get to this under Linux?

Wow, I would do almost anything to have someone stand over my shoulders for an hour or two and guide me. (just wishful thinking)

Thanks for your time.

Lux Perpetua
January 28th, 2008, 06:22 PM
Are you using GDB with Emacs? Type "print" or "p" and the name of the variable (as long as it is in scope).