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Offline nji

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Symbols don't show
« on: April 25, 2020, 03:27:41 pm »
I just installed 20.03 (on Win7 Prof. 64).
Build the "hello world" console project.
And noticed that in "Management" pane, FSymbols tab, in the bottom pane no elements are shown.
(At last "main" should show up?)
No matter what kind of "View" I choose.
"Refresh" and "Reparse" don't help.

In existing projects it's the same.

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Re: Symbols don't show
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2020, 03:49:26 pm »
FSymbols is for Fortran symbols. Is your project written in Fortran? If not there is a topic why the C/C++ Symbols browser is disabled.
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Re: Symbols don't show
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2020, 04:10:10 pm »
Well - thank you.

No I do not in Fortran (never did), I do in C/C++.

Up till now I used C::B v. 16, and there the symbols have been shown.

I searched for the topic you mentioned, and found this one (for CB 17):
http://forums.codeblocks.org/index.php/topic,22785.0.html

If I try to enable "View / Symbol browser" it says "... disabled due to wx3 crashes".
If I try to disable FSymbols (as of no use for me) it leaves it.

So ... what can be done to show the symbols in C/C++?
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Re: Symbols don't show
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2020, 04:51:41 pm »
http://forums.codeblocks.org/index.php/topic,23580.0.html

(note this is currently possible if there isn't someone willing to spend a lot of time to redesign the symbols browser to work well)
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Re: Symbols don't show
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2020, 05:07:41 pm »
That thread is very complex, with lot of detailed discussion, especially for a non-expert in C::B.

Can you please explain if there are simple steps to make symbol browser work?
Or do I have to compile C::B itself for it?

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Re: Symbols don't show
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2020, 05:43:44 pm »
Nope. There aren't. There is a patch which might work for simple projects, but it is not a general solution.
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Re: Symbols don't show
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2020, 05:57:22 pm »
Thanks anyhow.

So it remains to hope that a development prof will turn to that issue some times.
As it seems quite unconfortable to have to jump to the symbols by text find.
(Still I don't understand if the problem is in C::B or in wx3.x)

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Re: Symbols don't show
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2020, 05:58:14 pm »
100% C::B problem, wx3.x makes this problem more obvious.
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Re: Symbols don't show
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Re: Symbols don't show
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2020, 08:51:02 am »
THATS'S a good news!
Whatever the changes are I do hope the experiences will find their
way into the main project (to a 20.03a maybe?).

(BTW (OT): First time I hear about that "C::B First" project,
but I'm actually fascinated, due to all the hurdles, stumble stones
and pitfalls I experience(d) in "standard C:B", as I come from the M$ world.
As to my experience these will frighten off the beginners and also
most of the ones, that are willing to say goodbye from M$ finally.
So M$ will succeed again by drawing all of them to their convenient honeypots.
Sorry for being OT. But I really would like C::B etc. to blossom).

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Re: Symbols don't show
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2020, 11:17:34 am »
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Re: Symbols don't show
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2020, 12:47:36 pm »
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Although I may not have actually fixed these bugs, Symbols Browser can work.

We clearly know that this is false statement. If it wasn't we wouldn't have disabled it. :)
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Re: Symbols don't show
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2020, 01:30:46 pm »
That means that "C::B First" hadn't done anything about the bug,
but ... maybe (?) ... those crashes do not happen there (up to now?),
with their config?

Questions all over.
Half-wrong statements...

However - again - thanks for clarification.