Issue 160610.2: Why is there a confusing gap in the list of attribute form encodings
Section 7.5.4, pg 161
In the table of attribute form encodings table (Figure 21 page 161) in the
specification for DWARF4 there is a gap. The entries go
Form name Value Class
DW_FORM_ref_udata 0x15 reference
DW_FORM_indirect 0x16 (see Section 7.5.3)
DW_FORM_sec_offset 0x17 lineptr, loclistptr, macptr, rangelistptr
DW_FORM_exprloc 0x18 exprloc
DW_FORM_flag_present 0x19 flag
DW_FORM_ref_sig8 0x20 reference
Note the value counts from 0x19 to 0x20, not 0x1a as might be expected. I
wondered if this the gap was left intentionally (perhaps to allow for future
expansion) or by mistake but I can't find an answer one way or the other?
12/06/2016 -- Rejected. Comment is about previous version of standard.
No gap exists in DWARF Version 5.