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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 940] New: CodeView types for classes

reply d-bugmail puremagic.com writes:

           Summary: CodeView types for classes
           Product: D
           Version: 1.005
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://ddbg.mainia.de/debuggee.d
        OS/Version: Windows
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: DMD
        AssignedTo: bugzilla digitalmars.com
        ReportedBy: jascha mainia.de

Compiling http://ddbg.mainia.de/debuggee.d with dmd -g creates 2 type
strings for each class defined. One marked as a forward reference with
the name of the class and all other fields set to zero and one with all
fields filled out as expected and the name "<module_name>.<class_name>".
The symbols that are instances of the class point to the fwdref version.
This will only happen for classes defined in the module in which they
are used. Imported classes will only have the non-fwdref version with
full name.

My problem is, that i couldn't find out how to properly determine the
corresponding type string from a fwdref version (i.e. get from
<class_name> to <module_name>.<class_name>), since the module name isn't
declared in the debug info - it's used in mangled names, but not
associated with the (source) module it belongs to.

Am i missing something?

Another thing is that structs appear to never have fwdref versions of
their types like classes do. Instead, a struct always has a short name,
regardless of whether they are defined externally or in the same module.
This makes the names ambiguous if there are imported structs with
identical names as locally defined ones.
Since symbols will always point to the correct type string, this isn't
really a problem, it's just unexpectedly inconsistent with the way
classes are handled.

BTW - is there a reason why classes are declared as if they were
pointers to structs (leaf type 0x0005) instead of being pointers to
classes (leaf type 0x0004)?

Feb 07 2007
parent d-bugmail puremagic.com writes:

bugzilla digitalmars.com changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |FIXED

------- Comment #1 from bugzilla digitalmars.com  2007-03-20 02:32 -------
Fixed DMD 1.009

Mar 20 2007