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

Flávio Etrusco flavio.etrusco at gmail.com
Tue Mar 16 16:37:57 CET 2010

On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 12:22 PM, Jonas Maebe <jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be> 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.
> Jonas

Out of curiosity, is this a limitation of gdb, the library loader, or
the dwarf/library format?

Many thanks,

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