[Dwarf-discuss] format of high pc for TAG_compile_unit

Chris Quenelle Chris.Quenelle at Sun.COM
Tue Apr 3 14:15:56 PDT 2007


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In section 2.17.2 It explains that high_pc points one byte
past the end of the last instruction in the range.
So it works okay with variable length instructions.

--chris

drizzle drizzle wrote:
> Hi
> 
>     Just wondering what the spec says abt how the high pc should be
> emitted.  Two options are in the form of a offset from the low pc. But
> this would not work for instruction sets of variable lengths. So in
> such a case how is high pc handled. Is there a type that controls the
> format ? Or is it left to implementation to handle ?
> 
> 
> thanks for all answers
> dz
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