RE: [Linux-ia64] question on stabs option being disabled with ia64

From: <jim_at_tuliptree.org>
Date: 2003-03-18 04:34:58
Stabs has fixed size 32-bit fields.  This makes it impossible to express
64-bit addresses unless you change the format, or do something tricky. 
If you change the format, you aren't really emitting stabs anymore.  All
tools would have to be modified to recognize the new format.  That is a
problem we don't really want to deal with.   DWARF2 doesn't have this problem,
and is a better long term choice for other reasons too.

Jim
Received on Mon Mar 17 09:35:29 2003

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