Series: Pocket Reference (O'Reilly)
Paperback: 78 pages
Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (May 12, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.2 x 7 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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In my opinion, the GDB quick reference that you can download for free is more useful. To go over the basics, this book is OK, but for daily lookup purposes, the quick reference is more useful.I purchased this book as a "filler" to reach over $25 for free shipping. I'm a software engineer and do use GDB frequently.
To learn GDB get: The Art of Debugging with GDB, DDD, and Eclipseby Norman MatloffThis one is ONLY if you already know GDB, it will not teach you how to use it!
I work on a very large C codebase, and 99% of our debugging is done in GDB.Most of the time, singlestepping through every. single. line. would be prohibitively exhausting. Unlike the downloadable GDB refcard, this pocket reference contains enough info on conditional breakpoints and command sequences (among other GDB treasures) to _greatly_ reduce the amount of time it takes to locate the source of a problem among data structures that are simply too big (and sometimes sparsely populated) to step through one at a time.I'm a big fan of the O'Reilly "Pocket Reference" series, and this one is definitely worth the price.
It covers enough information to debug. It is short, so read once, you may find some new functions. I am using this with Kindle DX.
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