'.stabs' info requested

Andre Marien <bimandre@BLEKUL60.BITNET>
Tue, 5 Jun 90 17:38:19 GMT

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Newsgroups: comp.compilers
From: Andre Marien <bimandre@BLEKUL60.BITNET>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 90 17:38:19 GMT
Organization: Compilers Central
Keywords: C, debug

Compilers on Sun, Sequent, VAX generate symbolic info in their '.s' files when
compiling with '-g -S'. This allows to figure out what should go in there, but
not what may be possible besides what the compilers currently use. On
DECstations they 'forget' to do so, eliminating this possiblity. This would
not be a problem if somewhere in the docu of these systems there was a
description of the format. Only in the stabs.h and a.out one can find
something, but not half of the info one needs. The question : where do I find
this info in the docu ? If the answer is 'nowhere', has somebody the info for
suns, decs, ... ? Thanks a lot,

Andre' Marien
email : bimandre@cs.kuleuven.ac.be
email : bimandre@blekul60
[The AT&T System V.3.2 programmer's guide which is published by Prentice Hall
does a credible job of explaining the mysteries of the synbol table, though
not the assembler syntax to generate it. -John]

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