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Author: Luís Ferreira <[email protected]>
Date:   Thu,  2 Dec 2021 18:54:46 +0000

posts: Add 'SAOC LLDB D integration: 11th Weekly Update'

Signed-off-by: Luís Ferreira <[email protected]>

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diff --git a/content/posts/ b/content/posts/ @@ -58,4 +58,5 @@ You can also read this on the D programming language forum, [here]([email protected]), and discuss there, including your thoughts about the asked questions! -Read about the [previous week](../d-saoc-2021-09/). +Read about the [previous week](../d-saoc-2021-09/) and [next +week](../d-saoc-2021-10/). diff --git a/content/posts/ b/content/posts/ @@ -0,0 +1,67 @@ +--- +title: 'SAOC LLDB D integration: 11th Weekly Update' +date: '2021-12-02T16:31:00+01:00' +tags: ['saoc', 'saoc2021', 'dlang', 'llvm', 'lldb', 'debug', 'debugging', 'dwarf'] +description: "This post describes what I've done on the 11th week of the +Symmetry Autumn of Code 2021, including follow up updates on the LLVM patches +decoupling of clang-specific code on LLDB interfaces and start implementation +of D basic types." +--- + +Hi D community! + +I'm here again, to describe what I've done during the eleventh week of Symmetry +Autumn of Code. + +## LLVM upstream follow up update + +Three more patches in the D demangling patch train got merged! + +- +- +- + +I joined this week on the LLVM official team to help provide maintenance on the +code I introduced and planning to introduce as well as general changes made for +D in the official tree. + +I have 2 more patches already accepted about the demangling but I didn't merge +them yet, as I'm having some problems on running the test suite locally. + +Currently, LLVM already supports special D main, simple multiple identifiers +and anonymous symbols. Next step is to support basic and compound types, +although I think this needs to be split up, as discussed in some patches. + +## Implementation of basic types and decoupling Clang-specific code + +I started this week implementing basic types on the D TypeSystem, although, in +the meanwhile, I found that some decoupling is needed, since the current LLDB +architecture for parsing debug info has some entanglement with clang-specific +structures such as the AST Context and other TypeSystem and AST related +structures. I though this was something already considered, but a lot of effort +on this was left behind when other languages stop being supported, like Go. + +I made some patches to move that forward in the upstream: + +- +- +- + +Still about the decoupling, I found out that only DWARF Parser is reasonably +decoupled, but other debug info parsers like +[PDB]( +are really entangled with the Clang TypeSystem. There is no generic interface +at the moment, and I plan to decouple that as well, although, it is not really +a priority for me, since my main development environment is Linux. That said, +I'm probably going to left Windows support as a second priority, for now. + +I added those patches to the [PR]( I +created last week and continued working on it. + +## What is next? + +I haven't finished the type wrapper to represent a D type, due to those +decoupling issues. I will hopefully finish the implementation next week and try +to have some simple output on the LLDB side. + +Read about the [previous week](../d-saoc-2021-10/).