The following features were added or changed in dbx . For more information, see Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4: Debugging a Program With dbx , the dbx (1) man page and the dbx help file.
Start-up time for dbx reduced drastically, with an up to 7x improvement for enterprise applications.
New compiler and linker options for dbx. See New Compiler and Linker Options to Support Debugging for more information.
New embedded Python interpreter, which enables you to write pretty-printing filters for C and C++ expressions on Oracle Solaris. See Pretty-Printing With Python for more information.
New dbxenv variable output_pretty_print_mode that determines which pretty-printing mechanism is used. If set to call. uses call-style pretty-printers. If set to filter, uses Python-based pretty-printers. If set to filter_unless_call, uses call-style pretty-printers first.
New dbxenv variable filter_max_length. Set this dbxenv variable to the maximum length of sequences converted to arrays by pretty-printing filters.
Support for the C++11 standard added.
Support for the C11 standard added.
Support for the following compiler options added. For more information about these options, see: Changes to Compilers.
For more information, issue a help changes command under dbx, to access the dbx help file.