[cfe-dev] Attribute 'nodebug' on variables

Sean Silva via cfe-dev cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu Apr 14 20:37:04 PDT 2016

On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 2:50 PM, Robinson, Paul via cfe-dev <
cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:

> The 'nodebug' attribute is allowed on functions; it suppresses debug
> info for that function (no surprise there).  This includes both the
> function itself and any inlined instances.
> The 'nodebug' attribute is allowed on global/static variables; however,
> the effect is to suppress debug info for the associated initializer
> function, if any.  Debug info for the variable itself is unaffected.
> I'd like to make it suppress debug info for the variable itself.
> Anyone have an objection?
> Background info:
> The 'nodebug' attribute appears to be a Clang invention; I don't see any
> gcc documentation for it, and can't persuade gcc to accept it.  So, what
> it means is pretty much up to Clang, AFAICT.
> (I don't see any *Clang* documentation for 'nodebug' either, which is a
> separate problem.)

Can you update include/clang/Basic/AttrDocs.td ?

(which becomes http://clang.llvm.org/docs/AttributeReference.html)

-- Sean Silva

> Thanks,
> --paulr
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