9-11 September 2019
Europe/Lisbon timezone

Compact C Type Format Support in the GNU toolchain

10 Sep 2019, 12:30
30m
Jade/room-I&II (Corinthia Hotel Lisbon)

Jade/room-I&II

Corinthia Hotel Lisbon

160

Speakers

Nick Alcock (Oracle Corporation) Indu Bhagat (Oracle Corporation)

Description

A brief introduction to CTF and its recent addition to the GNU toolchain: what is it for, what's there now, what improvements are planned, and why you might want to use this stuff rather than DWARF.

What cool things might we be able to do now that C programs can inspect their own types cheaply? What cool things might we be able to do if we extend this to other languages, so C programs could introspect into other languages' type systems?

A particular focus of interest will be finding out how CTF could help BTF, and vice versa: they are doing similar but slightly different things, and surely the two schemes could cooperate to the benefit of both.

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Primary authors

Nick Alcock (Oracle Corporation) Indu Bhagat (Oracle Corporation)

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