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Re: [RFC] Slightly improved DWARF2 debug info for Fortran


> The quick answer is that when we started with GNAT, DWARF was used
> only on IRIX (IIRC) and we had to make do with whatever existing
> debug formats were used for C. Ada-specific debugging information
> was mostly encoded through suffixes in symbol names. While this
> was the only practical solution a decade ago, I wouldn't recommend
> doing this for a new implementation.

Indeed.

There are even some platforms where dwarf-2 is still not an option.
mingw was only added relatively recently, and platforms such as tru64
or pa hp-ux are still not supporting dwarf-2 currently (as far as GCC is
concerned).

Arno


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