Author: Luís Ferreira <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2022 02:01:35 +0000
content: posts: Add 'SAOC LLDB D integration: 16th Weekly Update'
Signed-off-by: Luís Ferreira <email@example.com>
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diff --git a/content/posts/d-saoc-2021-15.md b/content/posts/d-saoc-2021-15.md
@@ -124,4 +124,5 @@ You can also read this on the D programming language forum,
and discuss there!
-Read about the [previous week](../d-saoc-2021-14/).
+Read about the [previous week](../d-saoc-2021-14/) and [next
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+title: 'SAOC LLDB D integration: 16th Weekly Update'
+tags: ['saoc', 'saoc2021', 'dlang', 'llvm', 'lldb', 'debug', 'debugging', 'dwarf']
+description: "This post describes what I've done on the 16th week of the
+Symmetry Autumn of Code 2021, including updates on the upstream patches and
+implementation of the value dumping for the rest of the built-in types."
+Hi D community!
+I'm here again, to describe what I've done during the sixteenth week of
+Symmetry Autumn of Code.
+## LLVM upstream updates
+This week I continued my work on the demangler patches, including the next 3
+patches related to minimal type parsing and symbol/type back referencing. I
+removed most of the types in this next patch, due to the fact that it requires
+other dependencies to be visually tested.
+Two more patches got merged into the upstream. The LLD one got reverted due to
+failures on PowerPC buildbots, although the error ended up being a missing
+dependency. The second one was about the other patch I worked last week about
+immutable type qualifier in the DWARF debug info:
+## Extending value dumping for the rest of the built-in types
+After adding support for boolean type I successfully extended type value
+dumping for the rest of the built-in types:
+(lldb) ta v
+Global variables for app.d in app:
+(int) app.int42_gvar = -42
+(ulong) app.ulong42_gvar = 42
+(uint) app.uint_gvar = 0
+(uint) app.uint42_gvar = 42
+(double) app.double_42_gvar = -42
+(real) app.real42_gvar = 42
+(long) app.long42_gvar = -42
+(dchar) app.d = U+0x00000064
+(ulong) app.ulong_gvar = 0
+(char) app.c = 0x63
+(bool) app.true_gvar = true
+(ushort) app.ushort_gvar = 0
+(byte) app.byte42_gvar = d6
+(double) app.double_gvar = 0
+(long) app.long_gvar = 0
+(double) app.double42_gvar = 42
+(float) app.float42_gvar = 42
+(wchar) app.w = U+0077
+I have tested almost every built-in type including `real`. Thanks to some
+guidance on the previous weekly report, I made some basic logic to make `real`
+work according to the exported DWARF type name, although realizing that D
+should map directly to `long double`, I can later map the `real` bit size using
+the same interface used in the Clang DWARF Parser (`clang::TargetInfo`).
+From what I tested, at least one target that have support for 128bit `long
+double`, RISC-V, is not correctly mapped by the LDC compiler, so I decided to
+make a PR to fix that:
+## What is next?
+After having support for basic built-in types functionality, I plan to
+implement some type modifiers, including `const` and add support for other
+derived types. I also plan to work in parallel to merge some more patches about
+You can also read this on the D programming language forum,
+and discuss there!
+Read about the [previous week](../d-saoc-2021-15/).