[Dwarf-Discuss] About DW_AT_external

Robinson, Paul T (NonStop) paul.t.robinson at hp.com
Wed Jul 28 06:54:22 PDT 2010


>As I understand, the tag DW_AT_external is meant to indicate whether a 
>variable/function is accessible from outside the compilation unit 
>containing the given dwarf DIE, right?
>
>Or does it mean that the respective variable/function is defined outside 
>of the compilation unit containing the dwarf DIE?

The standard consistently says "visible outside of its containing
compilation unit" when talking about DW_AT_external.

--paulr




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