Description of problem:
/usr/share/gdb/auto-load/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0.2200.5-gdb.py has this fragment:
dir = '/usr/share/glib-2.0/gdb'
if not dir in sys.path:
This assignment to "dir" shadows the "dir" builtin, making it more difficult to
use python interactively within gdb.
Suggest the use of "dir_" instead of "dir"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
c.f: attempting to debug my gdbheap module:
(gdb) python import gdbheap
(gdb) python dir(gdbheap)
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
TypeError: 'str' object is not callable
Error while executing Python code.
(gdb) python print repr(dir)
The (tedious) workaround is to fetch the object back from the __builtin__ module and reassign it to "dir":
(gdb) python import __builtin__
(gdb) python dir = __builtin__.dir
Seems to be another one in the analogous "gobject" file
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