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Re: [PATCH] Add tree and rtl accessor functions for debuggers


Mark Mitchell wrote:
> 
> >>>>> "Ira" == Ira Ruben <ira@apple.com> writes:
> 
>     Ira> I guess that's ok, if you are using DWARF2.  But we're not.
> 
> Well, it's not hard to imagine how to do this in STABS, anyhow.

In practice, people could add macro sections/encoding to the formats
they would want this for.

> And the world is changing over to DWARF2.  My guess is that you'll be
> using it soon enough -- or you'll be maintaining your own version of
> GDB...

Hee hee, I remember saying this to prospective Cygnus customers three
years ago - "the world is going to be all-Dwarf2 any day now, don't be
left behind!".  Lots of inertia in object file formats though - my
expectations are so low now that I'm just happy to see COFF and ECOFF
getting scarce...

In any case, yes, we are considering switching to Dwarf2, although it
would be embedded in Mach-O rather than ELF.

Stan


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