|DWARF parser? firstname.lastname@example.org (Jean Scailteur) (2000-04-11)|
|Re: DWARF parser? email@example.com (James Cownie) (2000-04-14)|
|From:||James Cownie <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||14 Apr 2000 01:00:59 -0400|
Jean Scailteur wrote:
> We have to implement a parser which is able to interpret the DWARF
> file object format. There we are looking for tools from which we could
> based the development. Does somebody know some of those tools which
> could handle the DWARF format and can parse it into a different format?
> [The obvious place to look is the GNU binary tools and debugger. -John]
1) DWARF is a debug format, not an object format. It is normally
embedded in Elf.
2) There are two different levels of DWARF (called, imaginatively, DWARF 1
and DWARF 2). They are similar at a high level and very different at a bit
3) You should look at SGI's open sourced DWARF 2 access libraries.
(Start from http://reality.sgi.com/davea/objectinfo.html )
4) There is an informal committee currently working on DWARF2 enhancements.
(http://www.eagercon.com and look for DWARF 2)
James Cownie <email@example.com>
Etnus, Inc. +44 117 9071438
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