[LLVMdev] Restoring "pubnames" section in DWARF

Robinson, Paul Paul.Robinson at am.sony.com
Fri Jan 11 13:49:41 PST 2013

>We have customers that rely on the symbol information from the
>"pubnames" section in the DWARF data.  Generation of this information
>was removed in this commit:
>commit dfa30e1ab243990eda4732a6dffb91e965e7a755
>Author: Eric Christopher <echristo at apple.com>
>Date:   Wed Nov 9 05:24:07 2011 +0000
>     Remove the pubnames section, no one consumes it.
>     git-svn-id: https://llvm.org/svn/llvm-project/llvm/trunk@144169
>I could submit a patch that brings it back (some tweaks were needed).
>Is this something you could consider?

I'd ask that it be made target-dependent, as I don't want it
(and apparently few do, which is why it was removed).

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