Avoid explicit use of machine modes (7/n) [NOT APPLIED YET]

David Edelsohn dje@watson.ibm.com
Tue Sep 30 06:22:00 GMT 2003


>>>>> Zack Weinberg writes: 

> dbxout.c uses machine mode numbers to decide which R-numbers to attach
> to complex types.  gdb does not use this information in detail; it
> looks to see whether the R-number indicates some kind of complex type,
> and then it gets the rest of what it needs from the size.  Comments in
> dbxout.c and include/aout/stabs_gnu.h suggest that gdb is the only
> debugger we care about for complex types.  Furthermore, stabs is
> obsolescent.  Therefore I propose to rip out all of the code for this
> and just generate R3 (NF_COMPLEX) always.  Thoughts?

	Stabs may be obsolescent, but it still is used by some targets,
such as AIX and Darwin.

David



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