[m-rev.] diff: reduce the size of debug-grade .c files

Fergus Henderson fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Wed Mar 10 16:52:22 AEDT 2004

On 10-Mar-2004, Zoltan Somogyi <zs at cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> On 10-Mar-2004, Fergus Henderson <fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> >> The third technique is reduce the length of the names of the data structures
> >> containing common cells and their types, by reducing the length of their
> >> prefixes and module qualify them only if we have to, and deleting the
> >> duplicate mercury_ prefixes from the names of some debugger data structures.
> > 
> > Won't that change break the demanglers
> > (util/mdemangle.c and profiler/demangle.m)?
> No. The one in util is for link errors.

Not only.  It is also for general purpose use, e.g.

	nm libfoo.so | mdemangle | less

which can be useful when analyzing space usage.

> util/mdemangle.c has never had
> any code to recognize their names; there is no recognition code to update.

What about the code at the "not_plain_mercury:" label in demangle()?

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