VICE support is mostly done via a label file that is generated by the linker
and that may be read by the VICE monitor, so it knows about your program.
Source level debugging is
not available, you have to debug your programs
in the assembler view.
The first step is to generate object files that contain information about all labels in your sources, not just the exported ones. This can be done by several means:
command in your source.
-g switch when invoking the compiler. The compiler will
then place a
.debuginfo command into the generated assembler source.
So, if you have just C code, all you need is to invoke the compiler with
-g. If you're using assembler code, you have to use
-g for the
assembler, or add "
.debuginfo on" to your source files. Since the
generated debug info is not appended to the generated executables, it is a
good idea to always use
-g. It makes the object files and libraries
slightly larger (~30%), but this is usually not a problem.
The second step is to tell the linker that it should generate a VICE label
file. This is done by the
-Ln switch followed by the name of the label
file (I'm usually using a
.lbl extension for these files). An example for
a linker command line would be:
ld65 -t c64 -Ln hello.lbl -m hello.map -o hello crt0 hello.o c64.lib
This will generate a file named hello.lbl that contains all symbols used in your program.
Note: The runtime libraries and startup files were generated with debug info, so you don't have to care about this.