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Re: function pointer stabs (was Re: RFA: MI tests: tolerate prototypes)

On Sat, Feb 09, 2002 at 03:16:56PM -0500, Jim Blandy wrote:
> All right --- I've committed a change to allow GDB to read Sun-style
> prototyped function types, and I've posted tests for it, which
> hopefully will be approved soon.  So it's you GCC guys' turn to teach
> GCC to emit those, now that you have a GDB you can test against.
> The format is documented in:
> Also, the test case includes examples of the sort of STABS GDB expects
> to see:
> /**** Pointers to functions *******/
> typedef int (*func_type) (int (*) (int, float), float);
> double (*old_fptr) ();
> double (*new_fptr) (void);
> int (*fptr) (int, float);
> int *(*fptr2) (int (*) (int, float), float);
> int (*xptr) (int (*) (), int (*) (void), int);
> int (*(*ffptr) (char)) (short);
> int (*(*(*fffptr) (char)) (short)) (long);
> /* Here are the sort of stabs we expect to see for the above:
>    .stabs "func_type:t(0,100)=*(0,101)=g(0,1)(0,102)=*(0,103)=g(0,1)(0,1)(0,14)#(0,14)#",128,0,234,0
>    .stabs "old_fptr:G(0,110)=*(0,111)=f(0,15)",32,0,231,0
>    .stabs "new_fptr:G(0,120)=*(0,121)=g(0,15)(0,122)=(0,122)#",32,0,232,0
>    .stabs "fptr:G(0,130)=*(0,103)#",32,0,233,0
>    .stabs "fptr2:G(0,140)=*(0,141)=g(0,142)=*(0,1)(0,102)(0,14)#",32,0,235,0
>    .stabs "xptr:G(0,150)=*(0,151)=g(0,1)(0,152)=*(0,153)=f(0,1)(0,154)=*(0,155)=g(0,1)(0,122)#(0,1)#",32,0,236,0
>    .stabs "ffptr:G(0,160)=*(0,161)=g(0,162)=*(0,163)=g(0,1)(0,8)#(0,2)#",32,0,237,0\
>    .stabs "fffptr:G(0,170)=*(0,171)=g(0,172)=*(0,173)=g(0,174)=*(0,175)=g(0,1)(0,3)#(0,8)#(0,2)#",32,0,237,0
>    Most of these use Sun's extension for prototyped function types ---
>    the 'g' type descriptor.  As of around 9 Feb 2002, GCC didn't emit
>    those, but GDB can read them, so the related tests in ptype.exp
>    will all xfail.  */

Have you ever seen these generated?  I'm fairly certain about two
  - I couldn't get Sun Workshop 6 to generate 'g' stabs
  - I'm slightly concerned about the types not separated by anything. 
Some compilers use non-tuple types... read_type should behave OK,

Daniel Jacobowitz                           Carnegie Mellon University
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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