[Dwarf-Discuss] Default Location List Entry Issue 130121.1

Michael Eager eager at eagercon.com
Thu Apr 24 08:06:16 PDT 2014


On 04/24/14 01:38, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> Hi Michael,
>
> On Wed, 2014-04-23 at 06:54 -0700, Michael Eager wrote:
>> On 04/23/14 04:46, Mark Wielaard wrote:
>>>> An alternate might be to include a location list entry for the range
>>>> where the object is not available and have that contain a zero-length
>>>> location list.  That would be non-standard, but I think that any
>>>> consumer would reasonable interpret this as location not available.
>>>
>>> That could work. It just needs a bit more work on the producer side to
>>> know whether using a default location entry plus filling in "the
>>> gaps" (and start and end range) results in a smaller location list.
>>> Could that be made into "standard behavior" and recommended as best
>>> practice when using a default location entries?
>>
>> The best practice is to use the default location list entry as it was
>> intended and as documented.
>
> I don't think that is a very useful way to document the best practice.
> If it was perfectly clear what the intention of the producer and
> interpretation of the consumer was when using a default location list
> entry then we wouldn't be having this conversation :)

We will review the entire document before we publish a public review draft.
We will keep your comments in mind when we look at this section.

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