Phasing out Dwarf 1?

Michael Elizabeth Chastain
Mon May 3 15:56:00 GMT 2004

I would like to phase out support for the Dwarf 1 debug format.

I did some research and wrote the results as comments in dwarfread.c.
I found reports from gdb users with three different compilers mentioned:


All of these compilers now have released versions with dwarf-2 support.
gcc 3.4.0 has no more dwarf-1 at all.

My idea is to ask the steering committee to adopt a roadmap for
phasing out Dwarf 1 support.

What do you think?

Michael C

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