Dbx 7.9 Fails to Process # and ## Macros (Doc ID 1517066.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Solaris Studio - Version 12.3 to 12.3 [Release 12]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

dbx 7.9/Oracle Solaris Studio 12.3.

 

dbx unpatched fails to correctly process # and ## macros.

A wide variety of symptoms is possible. The below two examples show dbx failure when processing #define macros.

 

Example 1:

Changes

The problem is specific to dbx 7.9 unpatched.

The problem is very likely to occur when the code was compiled with -g or -g0.

The problem is less likely to occur if -g3 was used to compile the code.

Cause

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