[Dwarf-Discuss] DW_TAG_base_type must have DW_AT_name?

Roland McGrath roland at redhat.com
Wed Oct 27 10:03:25 PDT 2010


By the general wording of DWARF, I think it is moderately clear that            
something should only have a DW_AT_name if there is a single                    
source-language identifier that names the entity (in this case, the type).      
If not, there should be no DW_AT_name.  But, as you say, such a case is         
exactly why DW_AT_description exists--a useful indication for humans of         
what the entity is there for, but not a literal source-language name for it.    


Thanks,                                                                         
Roland                            



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