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[rfa:doc] Clarify stabs @

Following up a very old e-mail.


2003-01-29  Andrew Cagney  <>

	* stabs.texinfo (Member Type Descriptor): Clarify description of
	`@'.  Suggested by Ben Hutchings.

Index: stabs.texinfo
RCS file: /cvs/src/src/gdb/doc/stabs.texinfo,v
retrieving revision 1.8
diff -u -r1.8 stabs.texinfo
--- stabs.texinfo	2 Jan 2003 14:36:48 -0000	1.8
+++ stabs.texinfo	30 Jan 2003 03:06:26 -0000
@@ -2724,11 +2724,22 @@
 @node Member Type Descriptor
 @section The @samp{@@} Type Descriptor
-The @samp{@@} type descriptor is for a member (class and variable) type.
-It is followed by type information for the offset basetype, a comma, and
-type information for the type of the field being pointed to.  (FIXME:
-this is acknowledged to be gibberish.  Can anyone say what really goes
+The @samp{@@} type descriptor is used together with the @samp{*} type
+descriptor for a pointer-to-non-static-member-data type.  It is followed
+by type information for the class (or union), a comma, and type
+information for the member data.
+The following C++ source:
+typedef int A::*int_in_a;
+@end smallexample
+generates the following stab:
+.stabs "int_in_a:t20=*21=@@19,1",128,0,0,0
+@end smallexample
 Note that there is a conflict between this and type attributes
 (@pxref{String Field}); both use type descriptor @samp{@@}.

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