|Generating code for debugger (-g option). email@example.com (1992-09-16)|
|Generating code for debugger (-g option) firstname.lastname@example.org (1992-09-17)|
|From:||email@example.com (Mohd Hanafiah Abdullah)|
|Date:||Wed, 16 Sep 1992 03:05:55 GMT|
|Keywords:||debug, question, comment|
I wonder what are the issues involved when a compiler emits code to be
used by a debugger. For instance, if the symbol table
(compile-time-environment) is to be passed down, then is there an
established way of representing the symbol table; as well as other
debugger related info? Any tips and references are much appreciated.
[Unix object formats such as COFF and ELF have well-defined symbol table
formats for debugger support. For COFF, see the O'Reilly COFF book. For
ELF (actually DWARF, the symbol subformat) write to firstname.lastname@example.org to
get on a mailing list that discusses DWARF design in, uh, considerable detail.
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