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Re: [rfc/cp] method stub assertions

> That's a nice hypothesis.  Unfortunately it's completely wrong :)
> First of all, TYPE_CODE_MEMBER and TYPE_CODE_METHOD are siblings. 
> MEMBER is used for data variables, not to wrap methods.

I think you mean: TYPE_CODE_MEMBER is used for pointers to data

It's a really bad name.  How about:

  TYPE_CODE_PTR		# pointer to memory
  TYPE_CODE_PMD		# pointer to member data
  TYPE_CODE_PMF_PLAIN 	# pointer to non-static non-virtual function
  TYPE_CODE_PMF_VIRTUAL	# pointer to virtual function

TYPE_CODE_PTR has a raw CORE_ADDR, just like it does now.
TYPE_CODE_PMD has a class type and a data offset.
TYPE_CODE_PMF_PLAIN has a class type and a raw CORE_ADDR.
TYPE_CODE_PMF_VIRTUAL has a class type and a vtbl offset.

> The debug information for A::bad6 does not specify that it is a method. 
> Rather only the debug info for class A specifies that it has a method
> named A::bad6.  Take a look at a readelf -wi dump of your testcase to
> see how this works.


How can we make &A::bad6 have a different type than &f1 ?

> Currently they do appear as TYPE_CODE_METHOD.  I think that they
> probably shouldn't.  A pointer to a static method is a function
> pointer, not a pointer-to-member.  Similarly static variables should
> probably not be TYPE_CODE_MEMBER.

I agree that &A::static_function should be TYPE_CODE_PTR.
It's easy to figure that out even if A::static_function is
TYPE_CODE_METHOD, because we can look at TYPE_FLAG_STATIC
at the time we evalue the "&" operator.

Michael C

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