patch was: dwarf2 debug dependent upon GAS?
Thu Mar 11 00:02:00 GMT 1999
>>>>> Robert Lipe <email@example.com> writes:
[ context: SCO as doesn't support referring to the section name as a
symbol, so we're changing the dwarf2 code in gcc to spit out a label to use
>> >> shortening the label names, so as to use less space in the symbol
>> >> table.
>> > They're locals, so they don't go in the symbol table, right?
>> > They certainly don't appear in nm or even a 'strings -a' of the
>> > resulting dot-o.
>> Don't they? I thought they would, since we are creating relocs
>> against them.
> Uuuh, no. That's how we started this discussion. The section name
> was treated as a local label for the beginning of the section in this
> compilation unit. Therefore, they're completely local and don't need
> to appear in the symbol table.
This is irrelevant to your patch, but on Linux the local symbols do show up
in the symbol table, as I remembered; I always filter nm output as a
result. This may be a gas thing. Any gas folk care to comment?
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