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Re: stabs support in binutils, gcc, and gdb
On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 3:20 PM, David Edelsohn <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 11:12 PM, Joel Brobecker <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Note that GNU ld is now completely usable; and one of the side
>> effects of using GNU ld is the ability to switch over to DWARF,
>> even on older versions such as AIX 5.1.
> Can you please clarify what "GNU ld is not completely usable" means?
> Is that referring to DWARF support? to compatibility with specific AIX
> releases? to compatibility with AIX DWARF feature?
Sorry, I meant what "GNU ld is now completely usable" means because I
believe that it actually is NOT completely usable on AIX.