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				<h1 class ="postheader">What is LLDB?</h1>
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                    <p>LLDB is a next generation, high-performance debugger. It is built as a set
                        of reusable components which highly leverage existing libraries in the
                        larger LLVM Project, such as the Clang expression parser and LLVM
                        disassembler.</p>
                    <p>LLDB is in early development, but is mature enough to support basic
                        debugging scenarios on Mac OS X in C, Objective-C and C++.</p>

                    <p>All of the code in the LLDB project is available under the standard
                        <a href="http://llvm.org/docs/DeveloperPolicy.html#license">LLVM
                        License</a>, an open source "BSD-style" license.</p>
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				<h1 class ="postheader">Why a new debugger?</h1>
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					  <p>In order to achieve our goals we decided to start with a fresh architecture
					     that would support modern multi-threaded programs, handle debugging symbols
					     in an efficient manner, use compiler based code knowledge and have plug-in
					     support for functionality and extensions. Additionally we want the debugger
					     capabilities to be available to other analysis tools, be they scripts or
					     compiled programs, without requiring them to be GPL.</p>
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				<h1 class ="postheader">Platform Support</h1>
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				   	<p>LLDB is known to work on the following platforms, but ports to new
				       platforms are welcome:</p>
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				   	<li>Mac OS X i386 and x86-64</li>
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				<h1 class ="postheader">Get it and get involved!</h1>
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				    <p>To check out the code, use:</p>

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				        <li>svn co http://llvm.org/svn/llvm-project/lldb/trunk lldb</li>
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				    <p>Note that LLDB currently only builds out of the box on Mac OS X with
				        Xcode, but patches to improve portability are definitely welcome.</p>

				    <p>Discussions about LLDB should go to the <a href="http://lists.cs.uiuc.edu/mailman/listinfo/lldb-dev">lldb-dev</a> mailing
				        list.  Commit messages for the lldb SVN module are automatically sent to the
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