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function pointer stabs (was Re: RFA: MI tests: tolerate prototypes)
>>>>> "Daniel" == Daniel Jacobowitz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Of course those have the same types. But even if you differentiate
> them, stabs only describes function pointers by their return type.
> Quite regrettable; it must be a GCC bug or at least limitation. This
> is the one that's actually related to the patch at the start of this
> thread. I think that the patch is fine, but that this should go on our
> list of things to fix in GCC's debug output. Jason, I don't suppose
> you could look at it? The 'right' thing to do would be to emit the Sun
> extension for any prototyped function or properly declared (prototyped,
> essentially) function pointer.
>On Tue, Feb 05, 2002 at 06:56:04PM -0500, Jim Blandy wrote:
>> Anyway, there's a standard syntax for prototyped function types
>> defined in the STABS manual. GDB even reads it. If GCC would just
>> emit it, things would be better.
Looking at stabsread.c:read_type:case 'f', I don't see any support for
reading parameter types.
Also, the spec in stabs.texi seems to describe different extensions for
expressing parameters to actual functions versus function pointers.