[RFA/DWARF] Add DW_AT_GNAT_descriptive_type support
Fri Dec 25 09:40:00 GMT 2009
On Fri, 25 Dec 2009 05:06:46 +0100, Joel Brobecker wrote:
> Or arrays, where you need to access a parallel ___XA type. Etc.
-- Since there is no way for the debugger to obtain the index subtypes
-- for an array type, we produce a type that has the name of the
-- array type followed by "___XA" and is a record whose field names
-- are the names of the types for the bounds.
There is DW_TAG_array_type(DW_TAG_subrange_type->DW_AT_type) for this purpose
IMHO. But yes, you have said it is possible to do it the DWARF way.
> But this effort seems to be always stalled in favor of other, more urgent
> ones. It's an effort that is actually dear to me, since I very much dislike
> this encoding.
OK, np, fine with me, fully understood. I just missed some note about the
reasons for this patch.
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