27 The gdb/mi Interface
Function and Purpose
gdb/mi is a line based machine oriented text interface to gdb and is activated by specifying using the --interpreter command line option (see Mode Options). It is specifically intended to support the development of systems which use the debugger as just one small component of a larger system.
This chapter is a specification of the gdb/mi interface. It is written in the form of a reference manual.
Note that gdb/mi is still under construction, so some of the features described below are incomplete and subject to change (see gdb/mi Development and Front Ends).
Notation and Terminology
|separates two alternatives.
]indicates that something is optional: it may or may not be given.
)*means that group inside the parentheses may repeat zero or more times.
)+means that group inside the parentheses may repeat one or more times.
"means a literal string.