RFA: consolidate DWARF strings into libiberty

Jakub Jelinek jakub@redhat.com
Thu Apr 26 15:28:00 GMT 2012

On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 08:45:18AM -0600, Tom Tromey wrote:
> Tom> Here is a new patch for gcc.
> Tom> I still haven't updated the src side, but there's little to do there
> Tom> that isn't already done in this patch.
> Tom> Ok?
> Tom> Ping.
> Tom> Ping.
> This is the third ping.
> Please review the patch.
> There are two choices:
> 1. Approve the original patch, adding a file to libiberty.
>    Given how much code in libiberty is already unrelated to portability,
>    I would say this is the simplest route.
>    From a quick glance -- concat.c, the demangler, crc32.c,
>    dyn-string.c, fdmatch.c, fibheap.c, hashtab.c, hex.c, md5.c,
>    objalloc.c, obstack.c, sha1.c, simple-object*.

Yeah, that would be my preference.  libiberty is already a kitchen sink,
has been handled that way for many years, and creating a new kitchen sink
library is both overkill and will not make it a kitchen sink if only
this dwarf strings stuff is added to that and all the other kitchen sink
stuff stays in libiberty.


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