DWARF5 Errata

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DWARF5 Errata

Describing typographical errors or ambiguities in the DWARF5 Standard (released in 2017). ISSUE refers to the numbered ISSUES page on dwarfstd.org

Created 2021-10-08

Updated 2022-06-25

See also DWARF5 Clarifications.

Section 1, Page 1

ISSUE 200505.1

Delete the accidental word unittype.

Section 2.6.1.2 DW_OP_piece clarification pg 42

ISSUE 181205.1

Add the following normative text to 2.6.1.2:

A composition operation that follows an empty location description indicates that the piece is undefined, for example because it has been optimized away.


Section 3.2.5 DW_AT_import description Page 74 line 21

ISSUE 18.10.19.1

a reference to the normal or partial compilation unit whose declarations logically belong at the place of the imported unit entry.

Replace normal or partial compilation unit with normal or partial compilation unit entry.


Section 3.9 Declarations with Reduced Scope Page 94 line 26.

ISSUE 200505.7

b) If the address range of the containing scope is non-contiguous (see 2.17.3 on page 52) the value of this attribute is the offset in bytes of the beginning of the address range for the scope of the entity from the beginning of the first range list entry for the containing scope that is not a base address entry, a default location entry or an end-of-list entry.

The phrase , a default location entry should be removed, it does not apply here.