[fpc-devel] dward debug info - someone promiced more compact debug info than stabs

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Tue Mar 16 16:33:26 CET 2010

On 16 Mar 2010, at 16:22, Jonas Maebe wrote:

> On 16 Mar 2010, at 15:58, Paul Ishenin wrote:
>> Why dwarf information has so big debug files (comparing with stabs)  
>> on windows?
> Because Windows (just like Darwin) does not support referring to  
> DWARF debug info from one object file to another, so a lot of debug  
> information is duplicated in multiple units.

We also encode more information when using DWARF than when using Stabs  
(e.g. properties, absolute variables, public/private/protected  
information, calling convention, virtuality of methods).


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