Live Range Splitting goodbye?

Daniel Berlin dberlin@dberlin.org
Fri Jun 21 21:46:00 GMT 2002


On 21 Jun 2002, Jim Blandy wrote:

> 
> Would anyone mind if I deleted the support for live range splitting?
> That would remove the following fields from struct symbol, get rid of
> a weird call to read_pc in symtab.c (!!), and a bunch of other stuff.

I asked a few months ago, and no one ever answered when I asked.

> 
> I believe the GCC code which would emit the sorts of STABS that turn
> into these structures has never been contributed to the public sources
> anyway.
Correct.

> 
> struct symbol
>   {
>     ...
> 
>     /* Link to a list of aliases for this symbol.
>        Only a "primary/main symbol may have aliases.  */
>     struct alias_list *aliases;
> 
>     /* List of ranges where this symbol is active.  This is only
>        used by alias symbols at the current time.  */
>     struct range_list *ranges;
>   };
> 
> 



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