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Re: GCC var-tracking-assignments: testing and bug reports appreciated

Josh Boyer <jwboyer <at> gmail.com> writes:
> On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 01:43:26PM +0200, Jakub Jelinek wrote:
> >Because we really want it in F12, to make e.g. systemtap usable. It got
> >quite a lot of testing already and has been in development for 2 years.
> >Originally it was expected to be merged early in the summer, testing
> >rawhide gccs have been prepared already in early August.
> So systemtap wasn't considered usable before this?  I am not a GCC
> expert, but I can see how this feature would help it.  But it was surely
> usable before this, right?

Better debuginfo and better systemtap tracing support is part of
which is targetted at F12. But better variable tracking in the
dwarf output of gcc will also help other observability tools in
Fedora (like the updated gdb/archer).



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