Need input on recommendation for introduction to programming tools

Chris Staub chris at
Fri Aug 12 20:59:59 PDT 2005

William Harrington wrote:
> Hello everybody,
>     After the last few days of intense toolchain errors and other chap5 to chap6 anomalies coming into the support channels, I was talking to a few people about having something in the book to introduce programming tools to people. My thought goes as this:
> If people know how to use the programming tools that are available they would be able to track problems down a lot easier and for themselves. This would of course require the user to know what the programming tools are, where they are, and how to use them to troubleshoot. There is a programming howto which covers most of this information and I think that would help as suggested reading, but not necessarily a pre-requisite since most users of LFS aren't programmers. Take a look at this and see what you guys think about the programming howto and if it would be considered as suggested reading for those prior to building LFS.
> --William (Ratrophy)

I've read (well, skimmed mostly) through this several times, but 
unfortunately I still don't understand enough of it to know whether it 
should be added to the book, though I do think it's a good idea to have 
something about programming tools. Anyone else have any opinions?

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