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Re: ARI `asection' and `sec_ptr'
On Mon, Feb 24, 2003 at 01:43:26AM -0500, Andrew Cagney wrote:
Assuming I'm reading the code right. BFD has the declarations:
typedef struct sec
typedef struct sec *sec_ptr;
GDB uses all three (sec_ptr, asection, struct sec) and that makes things
pretty confusing. Consequently, I've added asection and sec_ptr to the
ARI. Instead people can use `struct sec *' which is consistent with
GDB's other types.
Must you? BFD makes a conscious effort to (almost always) use
asection* in its interfaces. If you want to reduce bfd.h includes,
solve this one in BFD too.
Que? Where, in the above did I mention #includes? As I pointed out,
GDB uses all three of these vis:
struct sec *foo;
so unless the developer happens to know this relationship, they can miss
some vital relationships.
GDB's preference is `struct sec' however, yes, BFD may have other
preferences. You'll note that I've already sent out a patch to clarify
the status of `struct _bfd'.