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Re: stabs support in binutils, gcc, and gdb
- From: David Edelsohn <dje dot gcc at gmail dot com>
- To: Tom Tromey <tromey at redhat dot com>, David Taylor <dtaylor at emc dot com>
- Cc: binutils at sourceware dot org, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, gdb at sourceware dot org
- Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2013 15:53:16 -0500
- Subject: Re: stabs support in binutils, gcc, and gdb
- References: <12972.1357230104__33958.3243280233$1357230256$gmane$org@usendtaylorx2l> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 12:02 PM, Tom Tromey <email@example.com> wrote:
>>>>>> "David" == David Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> David> It appears that STABS is largely in maintenance mode. Are there any
> David> plans to deprecate STABS support? If STABS enhancements were made and
> David> posted would they be frowned upon? Or would they be reviewed for
> David> possible inclusion in a future release?
> In gdb things are rarely pre-emptively deprecated like this.
> If someone wants to maintain the stabs code, then it will stay alive.
> The most important thing is having a reasonably responsive maintainer --
> it is the un-maintained code that tends to slowly rot and then
> eventually be deleted.
AIX still uses STABS. GCC produces it and GDB consumes it.
Recent releases of AIX now support DWARF as well, but GCC and GDB have
not been converted to use it on AIX.