Issue 181223.2: Adopt Microsoft's Symbol Server Key concept for elf and sym files

Author: Jordan Frost
Champion: Michael Eager
Date submitted: 2018-12-23
Date revised:
Date closed: 2022-10-31
Type: Enhancement
Status: Rejected
DWARF Version: 6
Section , pg 

Microsoft has a symbol server protocol that is trivial to implement and 
they have published a specification for ELF files and their sym files as well.

Please look here.

This will allow debuggers to download the ELF and SYM files based on the 

If GCC implements this we will bring modern development and debugging to the 
Linux platform as well.

2022-10-31: Rejected
   Issues related to object or executable files (eg., ELF files) are out of 
   scope for the DWARF standard.