[Dwarf-discuss] ISSUE: update Dwarf_Version_Numbers.md for DWARF5

John DelSignore JDelSignore@perforce.com
Wed Mar 22 13:11:19 GMT 2023

I agree that the web page you reference should be updated (or perhaps deleted), but you can find an up to date table in Appendix G of the DWARF 5 spec.

Cheers, John D.

On 3/21/23 19:03, Ben Woodard via Dwarf-discuss wrote:
> It looks like https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwiki.dwarfstd.org%2FDwarf_Version_Numbers.md&data=05%7C01%7Cjdelsignore%40perforce.com%7C96ab83bfa7064925670d08db2a6079ff%7C95b666d19a7549ab95a38969fbcdc08c%7C0%7C0%7C638150366099554716%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=X%2BCN4KtoCySJ2iTGmOZUZe%2B%2BFNRdiu1JO%2FNYVFyq1TI%3D&reserved=0 hasn't
> been brought up to date with DWARF5 yet. This table can be useful
> because the versions of different sections do not necessarily follow the
> major DWARF version.
> For example, last year I had a question from a tool author where he was
> confused by the fact that .debug_line file format was only 3 even though
> he was compiling for either DWARF4 or 5 (I don't remember) on the
> command line.
> While we are at it and preparing DWARF6 it would be a great hint to tool
> developers to know where they need to focus effort by keeping this table
> up to date with the evolving DWARF6.
> -ben
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