[llvm-dev] Creating llvm/DebugInfo/Msf folder

Zachary Turner via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Fri Jul 22 13:02:16 PDT 2016

I have about 5 patches in the pipeline which are all using Camel case.  If
I fix this one up, it's going to make the rest very difficult.  To keep
things simple I will probably check it in as rolling case, and after the
rest of these patches go in, if people feel strongly I can do a single pass
to change everything to all caps at once.

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 10:56 AM Zachary Turner <zturner at google.com> wrote:

> I actually regret doing all caps for PDB, and there seems to be mixed use
> of all caps / rolling caps even with dwarf (some places say DWARF, others
> say Dwarf).  I don't feel too strongly aside from the minor inconvenience
> of having to change thousands of occurrences where I already used rolling
> caps though :-/
> On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 10:52 AM Reid Kleckner <rnk at google.com> wrote:
>> While I personally prefer the rolling caps convention for initialisms,
>> all caps is the more widely used convention across LLVM. In fact,
>> lib/DebugInfo/PDB is right next to it, so I'd go with that.
>> Other than that, yeah, sounds good. :)
>> On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 12:07 PM, Zachary Turner via llvm-dev <
>> llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> If you don't care about Debug Info or PDB files you can stop reading now.
>>> Just wanted to give a heads up that I'm planning to add a new folder
>>> under DebugInfo called Msf.
>>> MSF stands for Multi-Stream File and is the container format used by PDB
>>> debug info files.  However, MSF by itself is generic enough that it need
>>> not contain PDB data, and in fact I can think of at least one other case of
>>> MSF files being used to store non-PDB data.
>>> Currently, we have llvm/DebugInfo/PDB which contains both our knowledge
>>> of the PDB format as well as our knowledge of the MSF format.  And worse,
>>> some of this knowledge of MSF files is in DebugInfo/CodeView.  And in some
>>> cases we are saying PDB when we really mean MSF, and in some cases we are
>>> saying MSF when we really mean PDB.
>>> To make the distinction clearer, and to provide a theoretical means by
>>> which someone could use MSF to store non-PDB data, I have a patch to move
>>> all our of MSF knowledge into a separate library.
>>> I'm planning to commit this later today, and mostly just wanted to give
>>> a heads up in case people are surprised when they see a new directory pop
>>> up under DebugInfo.
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