[llvm-dev] [yaml2obj] GSoC-20: Add DWARF support to yaml2obj

Adrian Prantl via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Mar 31 11:01:05 PDT 2020

> On Mar 31, 2020, at 10:55 AM, David Blaikie <dblaikie at gmail.com> wrote:
> +1 to all that & cc'ing a few of the usual suspects as FYI
> On Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 10:36 AM Pavel Labath via llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org <mailto:llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org>> wrote:
> For me personally, the ability to write/edit syntactically correct dwarf
> easily is much more important than being able to generate "incorrect"
> dwarf -- I'm perfectly happy to continue to write the latter in
> assembly, but there is a lot that could be improved about the experience
> of writing "correct" dwarf. Ideally, I'd have a mode where I can just

Do we think that yaml2obj is the best format for this, or would high-level DWARF DIE assembler directives be a more useful abstraction level? If you think about the .loc directive, there is actually some prior art in assembler.

-- adrian

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