[Dwarf-Discuss] constants updates, minor DWARF standard upgrade?

Ron Brender ron.brender@gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 13:37:56 GMT 2012

Your assumption is not justified. Use of any proposed, or even
"adopted", extension by an implementation is strictly *own risk*.
There is a well-defined implementation defined extension mechanism
that provides an alternative..

Note that the status of the DWARF issue you mention is "open" -- that
is, it is not even adopted yet.

The DWARF V5 revision effort is just getting underway. While a few
minor changes have been discussed and approved *in principle*, none
has yet to be codified into even a draft revised specification.


On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 6:20 AM, Mark Wielaard <mjw at redhat.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I noticed GCC already outputs the proposed DW_LANG_Go from
> http://dwarfstd.org/ShowIssue.php?issue=101014.1
> I assume there are other such smaller/constants changes that are just OK
> without needing a major DWARF spec revision. Is there a list of such
> preliminary accepted issues/updates/constants?
> Thanks,
> Mark
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