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Debugger Symbol Table (DST) record format?

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The Question is:

Where can I find documentation on the format of debug information in C objs?  I
 found the layout of the obj itself in the Linker Utility Reference Manual.
 Unfortunately this only went to the level of directing the linker to store the
 next x bytes in the
program image because it's data for the debugger.  Now I would like to know how
 the symbol table information the debugger needs is stored.

The Answer is :

  The Debugger Symbol Table (DST) record format information is included
  in the OpenVMS source listings CD-ROM kit, in module DSTRECRDS.SDL
  The format of the DST is not documented, and is subject to change.
  The OpenVMS Wizard expects to see a version of this module included
  on the OpenVMS Freeware V5 media.
  Without some background on the problem, any suggestions of available
  alternative approaches or options would be difficult at best.

answer written or last revised on ( 7-DEC-2000 )

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