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From: Tom Tromey <>
To: Pedro Alves <>
Cc: Tom Tromey <>,
Subject: Re: [RFC] Deprecate stabs
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2023 11:48:09 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> (Pedro Alves's message of "Thu, 6 Jul 2023 18:44:23 +0100")

>> I think it's time to deprecate stabs, and plan to remove all support
>> for them.  Stabs are long since obsolete and are not really maintained
>> in gdb.  GCC deprecated them in 12 and will remove them as well.

Pedro> Meanwhile, half a year passed, and GCC 13 is out.

Pedro> My position with stabs for years had been that, as long as GCC needs it for some ports,
Pedro> we should keep it.  Since GCC has since removed support for stabs, I think we're now
Pedro> free to remove it too.

Pedro> I think we should mark stabs deprecated for GDB 14.  We can discuss more when to actually
Pedro> remove it, but IMO, the sooner we mark it deprecated, the sooner people will be aware of our
Pedro> intentions.  FWIW, I do support removing it in GDB 15.

It's maybe a little late for 14/15 now.

I'm thinking I will send email to gdb@ and push the NEWS patch after the
14 branch is made.  That is, deprecate in 15 and remove in 16.

I have also been wondering if some of the other debug formats are still
relevant.  My suspicion is that they are long since obsolete.


  reply	other threads:[~2023-08-30 17:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-01-19 17:41 Tom Tromey
2023-01-19 18:00 ` Eli Zaretskii
2023-01-20 12:48   ` Mark Wielaard
2023-01-20 13:47     ` Eli Zaretskii
2023-02-11  2:26       ` Tom Tromey
2023-02-11  8:29         ` Eli Zaretskii
2023-02-14 16:36           ` Simon Marchi
2023-02-12 12:53         ` Mark Wielaard
2023-07-06 17:44 ` Pedro Alves
2023-08-30 17:48   ` Tom Tromey [this message]
2023-08-30 17:58     ` Eli Zaretskii
2023-08-30 19:15     ` Kevin Buettner
2023-08-30 20:47     ` John Baldwin

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