[Dwarf-discuss] New DW_LANG value request for Ada2005

Todd Allen todd.allen
Thu Jun 22 17:23:46 GMT 2006

On Thu, Jun 22, 2006 at 10:20:49AM -0700, Nettleton, Brian wrote:
> I would agree with Joel, once a debugger adds the more permissive syntax
> it seems ok to simply allow it for those who want it.
> Plus the down side of adding the new DW_LANG value is that older
> debugger versions will no longer work correctly with a new compiler.  It
> seems like the tradeoff of disallowing support for the more permissive
> new syntax on old Ada95 code is far outweighed by the impact when a user
> upgrades the compiler and then an older debugger no longer works like it
> used to.

Well, I thought it should be brought up.

But I'm sold that it isn't a sufficient reason for a new language code.

Todd Allen
Concurrent Computer Corporation

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