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Re: [RFA/commit/Win64] Remove new extra leading underscore in symbol name
> I'm confused on your change. It sounds like you're using a debugger
> that postdates the change to default to not output underscores on
> win64, with a compiler that still outputs the underscores. What
> happens when you update your compiler? I expect your patch to break
> binaries produced by a compiler that also doesn't output
> underscores anymore on c symbols, as mingw64's. Isn't that so?
You might be right - I haven't tried to build an updated compiler since
building one on MinGW is a big problem for someone like me who almost
never works on Windows and is just not setup for it.
> I don't think either a bfd_get_target or bfd_get_target_info check
> will always get you a right answer, since those essentially are
> returning hardcoded answers in bfd, not how the binaries were
> built. Am I wrong?
No, you're probably right. I was slowly realizing this while I was
updating the comment I wrote in the previous patch. The problem is:
what's the right way to detect how the binary was built? Right now,
the bfd change is a major incompatibility nightmare since minimal
symbols and symbols no longer have the same name. GDB needs to be able
to support both (IMO).