[Dwarf-discuss] DW_AT_namelist_item and DW_AT_bit_stride

Marcel Mettes marcelm
Thu Dec 21 11:07:02 GMT 2006


Thanks for your help on understanding the piece operator. It has made 
implementing it in the debugger easier.

I may have found two inconsistencies within the DWARF document.

   1. The DW_AT_namelist_item is a DIE reference according to the text,
      yet in figure 0 of the DWARF 3-2005 document is is classified as a
      block-class attribute. Since this is not for the C/C++ language, I
      have no compiler that produces this.

   2. The DW_AT_bit_stride attribute is specified to be one of the
      block+constant+reference types in 2.19 of the DWARF3-2005
      document. In figure 20 is classified to be only a constant.

Marcel Mettes.

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