[[PATCH V9] 1/7] dwarf: add a dwarf2int.h internal interface

Jose E. Marchesi jose.marchesi@oracle.com
Thu Jun 24 13:52:25 GMT 2021


Hi Jason.

> On 5/31/21 12:57 PM, Jose E. Marchesi via Gcc-patches wrote:
>> This patch introduces a dwarf2int.h header, to be used by code that
>> needs access to the internal DIE structures and their attributes.
>
> Why not put these bits in dwarf2out.h?

We think that it makes sense to have a separated interface file for the
implementation of DWARF-based debug formats.  It is called `internal'
because it provides access to internal data structures as well as the
basic accessor functions to the internals of the DWARF DIEs.

That said, if you think this is a blocker, we can put these definitions
in dwarf2out.h.  But we think dwarf2out.c is in much need of some
refactoring, and this could be a first step in that direction :)


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