Issue 230223.2: Locations evaluated independently

Author: Paul Robinson
Date submitted: 2023-02-23
Date revised:
Date closed:
Type: Improvement
Status: Open
DWARF Version: 6

Section 2.6.1, pg 39

Section 2.6.1 "Single Location Descriptions" item 2 is about composite location descriptions (p.39 lines 5-10). It ends with this sentence:

Each simple location description that is a DWARF expression is evaluated independently of any others.

"That is a DWARF expression"? This qualification immediately makes me wonder, are non-DWARF-expression simple location descriptions evaluated dependently?

I think not; I think all of them are independent. That independence may be relevant only for DWARF expressions, but I think the idea is that a consumer could split up the composite location description into its pieces and evaluate them in whatever order it pleases.

Suggested edit: Remove "that is a DWARF expression" from the quoted sentence.