[lldb-dev] patch to access and retain the original name/type of an SBType

Greg Clayton gclayton at apple.com
Mon Oct 29 13:55:32 PDT 2012

On Oct 29, 2012, at 1:12 PM, Carlo Kok <ck at remobjects.com> wrote:

> Op 29-10-2012 20:54, Greg Clayton schreef:
>> I would rather this not make it into the API if we can avoid it.
>> Why do you need this? Can you give some justification?
> my language has it's own type system. There are lots of types in it, and none of them match the c/c++ names. However when calling GetName() all that info is lost and i get back something like "unsigned short" or "char*". On the calling side I have no way to turn that back into their real types, I need this info to know if something is a (string) character or if it's a 16bits integer, or for pointer types, if they should be treated specials (some pointer to type-types are arrays while others are not). C has no such distinction.

Can you fix this by having your language emit better DWARF? Like use typedefs and other common source idioms? Do you have your own debug info parser, or are you using DWARF?

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