Phasing out Dwarf 1?

Andrew Cagney
Mon May 10 21:09:00 GMT 2004

> Andrew Cagney <> writes:
>>> (we might also determine that such systems require an ISO-C compiler
>>> (e.g., GCC) to build GDB and hence argue that GDB can assume dwarf-2
>>> is present.)
> This seems like a poor argument. The availibility and suitability of
> modern GCC for building GDB does not imply that modern GCC will be
> suitable for building the application to be debugged.

For the systems of concern here they have old compilers, and equally old 
shipped debuggers.  While a current GDB might work in theory, in reality 
it just isn't worth the effort of finding out - remember step-1 is 
somehow build/test an ISO-C compiler.


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