[Dwarf-Discuss] Vendor extensions in .debug_macinfo

Michael Eager eager@eagercon.com
Wed Jul 13 19:25:51 GMT 2011

On 07/13/2011 11:20 AM, Jakub Jelinek wrote:

> http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-patches/2011-07/msg01070.html

Thanks for mentioning this.  I have a filter on the gcc mailing
list for discussions about DWARF, but not on the gcc-patches list.

I'll take a look and offer some comments later.

> So, is this acceptable or do we need to just use different section
> names (.debug_gnu_macinfo) and use different, vendor DW_AT_GNU_macro_info
> attributes to point into that section, and stop producing .debug_macinfo)?

My general bias is to fix and/or extend existing data formats, rather than
replace them with something completely different.   Worse, in my mind,
would be to replace an existing format with something which is almost the same.

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