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From: Dave Steffen (dgsteffen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-04-20 14:06:48

Martin Wille writes:
> Neal Becker wrote:
> > We discussed a couple of years back code to do tracebacks that did not
> > require instrumenting, which IMO is much more interesting.
> >
> > On linux/glibc, there is a function 'backtrace' that can help (libc manual,
> > sec 33.1). We did talk about some code. Discussion bogged down on
> > demangling symbols. At the time, the demangling code was not free (IIRC),
> > but I think that is no longer a problem.
> A stacktrace is helpful even without the demangling. In the worst case,
> one would have to run c++filt manually, which isn't that bad in a
> debugging scenario.

 FWIW, GCC provides an API call that demangles names: something like
 "abi::__cxa_demangle", I don't remember the details.

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