[Dwarf-discuss] 7.20, p 147, "Version numbers"

David Anderson davea
Mon May 23 16:50:36 PDT 2005


>Most of the version identifiers are "3".  This one is
>"...the value 2 for DWARF Version 3".
>
>Why not make that 3 as well?


We don't change version numbers unless there is an
incompatible change.

The complete current list is

/* The versions applicable by section are:
                       DWARF2    DWARF3
 .debug_info             2         3
 .debug_abbrev           -         -
 .debug_frame            1         3
 .debug_str              -         -
 .debug_loc              -         -
 .debug_line             2         3
 .debug_aranges          2         2
 .debug_ranges           x         -
 .debug_pubtypes         x         2
 .debug_pubnames         2         2
 .debug_macinfo          -         -

(the above table appears in libdwarf/dwarf_opaque.h)
David B. Anderson davea at sgi dot com http://reality.sgiweb.org/davea



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