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Handling aliases in debug information


In this program, a and b are aliases for the same variable:

int
main (int argc, char *argv[])
{
  union
  {
    int a;
    int b;
  };
  a = argc;
  return b;
}

But debugging is hard:

cuddles:~ $ g++ -v
Reading specs from /usr/local/lib/gcc/i686-pc-linux-gnu/3.4/specs
Configured with: '/local/aph/gcc/gcc/configure' '--enable-threads=posix '--enable-languages=c,c++,java : (reconfigured) 
Thread model: posix
gcc version 3.4 20030915 (experimental)
cuddles:~ $ g++ union.cc -g
cuddles:~ $ gdb ./a.out
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This GDB was configured as "i686-pc-linux-gnu"...
(gdb) b main
Breakpoint 1 at 0x8048434: file union.cc, line 10.
(gdb) r
Starting program: /cuddles/aph/home/a.out 

Breakpoint 1, main (argc=1, argv=0xbfffdbc4) at union.cc:10
10        a = argc;
(gdb) n
11        return b;
(gdb) p a
No symbol "a" in current context.
(gdb) info locals
No locals.

Is this because

a.  g++ is not generating good debug info for anonymous unions?
b.  gdb is not interpreting g++ debug info correctly?
c.  Some other reason?

Thanks,
Andrew.


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