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Re: proposed symbol format deprecations
- From: Tristan Gingold <gingold at adacore dot com>
- To: Tom Tromey <tromey at redhat dot com>
- Cc: GDB Development <gdb at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 09:37:33 +0100
- Subject: Re: proposed symbol format deprecations
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On Dec 13, 2012, at 5:00 PM, Tom Tromey wrote:
> I've been working on some changes that touch most of the symbol readers,
> and I notice that a couple of them are barely active -- somread.c and
> somread.c is used to read the HP-UX SOM format:
> It is only used on 32-bit PA-RISC systems. somread.c can't even be
> built on other machines as it requires the HP-UX <syms.h>.
[ bfd for HP/PA is able to be cross-built ]
> mdebugread.c is used to read the ECOFF format:
> It is most recently used, I think, by Tru64.
> I would like to propose deprecating both of these readers.
You should talk with the HP/PA GCC maintainer, as AFAIK only gdb is able to
debug gcc-generated binaries.
Tru64 is already deprecated in gcc.