August 09
Do generating these at all help with anything? e.g., what does full and/or cross-references do as far as the debugging experience is concerned? Does it add anything that none does as far as dmd, mago, and visual D is concerned?
August 10

On 09.08.2017 22:16, Johnson wrote:
> Do generating these at all help with anything? e.g., what does full and/or cross-references do as far as the debugging experience is concerned? Does it add anything that none does as far as dmd, mago, and visual D is concerned?

The map files are a human digestible log of what the linker did. It shows you what has ended up in the binary and how much space it takes up. It is not used/needed for the debugger.

A machine can do nice things with it, too. Try feeding it into http://thecybershadow.net/d/mapview/