From: Neal Becker (ndbecker2_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-04-20 14:21:14
Dave Steffen wrote:
> 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.
Yes. When we first discussed this, that function was missing, and we got
bogged down trying to work around it, but as I said, this should no longer
be an issue.
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