[Dwarf-Discuss] [Dwarf-Workgroup] Request for DW_LANG_Go

John DelSignore John.DelSignore at roguewave.com
Wed Oct 13 06:13:59 PDT 2010

I support the provisional assignment of value 0x0015 to DW_LANG_Go.

And FWIW, I wholeheartedly agree with Roland. The use of vendor-defined values is problematic for consumers that wish to support multiple vendors, particularly when the values chosen by one vendor overlap with other vendors. Whenever possible and practical, the Dwarf Committee should assign provisional values when requested.

Cheers, John D.

Michael Eager wrote:
> Roland McGrath wrote:
>>> For the time being, you can use one of the user-defined language
>>> codes in the range 0x8000-0xffff.  If you would like, we can note
>>> this on the wiki.
>> IMHO it would be far more useful to have the committee agree today on an
>> assignment for the next revision, even if only informally.  It's hard to
>> imagine there will be any controversy about adding new constants with the
>> obvious names for any language that exists and has any implementation that
>> supports DWARF.  If producers and consumers start supporting a particular
>> value in the vendor-extension range, it will just be a pointless burden in
>> the future to switch to supporting a different value when the next revision
>> of DWARF is formalized.
> If there is no objection on the Dwarf Committee,
> we can provisionally assign a LANG value of 0x0015
> for the Go language.

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