Recently I’ve been hacking on integrating Python scripting support into gdb. For years now I’ve been wanting better scripting in gdb, but until I saw Volodya’s patch I never did anything about it. So, the other night I made a git repository (thanks gitorious!) and started hacking away. Thiago Bauermann did some nice updates on Volodya’s value-inspecting code, too.
A decent number of things are working. See the wiki page for details on cloning the repository.
Since I basically live in Emacs nowadays, I wanted to install the Python documentation in info form. Am I the only person who still loves info? It isn’t beautiful, to be sure, but it is amazingly convenient inside Emacs — simple to navigate, call up, and dismiss; with info-lookup it can function as a low-rent context-sensitive help; no messy fussing with the mouse.
Anyway, I couldn’t find this readily available anywhere, so in the end I checked out python myself and built the docs. That was sort of a pain… I’m half considering making an ELPA package out of the info pages. Come to think of it there are probably a number of potential info-only packages out there.