Re: ELF and DWARF tools ?

Charles Chester <>
Tue, 30 Dec 2014 18:18:31 -0500

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From: Charles Chester <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2014 18:18:31 -0500
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 14-12-005 14-12-008
Keywords: debug, linker
Posted-Date: 31 Dec 2014 11:48:32 EST

On 12/29/14 08:05, Walter Banks wrote (in part, responding to John Levine):
> This isn't going to help much. I have plenty of coding scars to show for
> re-implementing compiler elf/dwarf support from scratch. Most of
> what I found comes from a number of issues.
> 1) Lack of comprehensive elf/dwarf documentation.

> 2) Extensions to the elf/dwarf files to represent ISA or data types
> specific issues have been a problem.

Well, now I know why I never received an answer to my request (from last
year) for a gentle introduction on adding dwarf support to a compiler --
there appears to be no such document.


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