Implement dwarf5 range lists.

This is a big change. dwarf5 range lists are quite a bit more complicated
than dwarf 4 range lists, both in the contextual information required, and
in their own representation and interpretation.

The big design choice here is how to pass the CU information all the
way down to the reader. I chose a structure, because otherwise the
parameter list gets very long and error prone (and has to be passed
down several levels). This structure could be made a parto of the CU
context itself, or the range handler, so it wouldn't have to be
separately assembled at range-list read time, but both of those
solutions get even more invasive, and harder to follow.

I've tried to figure out how to break this into smaller changes, but it
affects nearly everything that has to do with a compilation unit's
own addresses and when decisions must be made about how to read them.
Dependency injection will do that to you.

It does add tests for range list reading, which did not exist before.

Change-Id: I923b9a2c3379a0f52609bc05310097de5cbb7227
Reviewed-by: Joshua Peraza <>
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tree: 50b0302ff33706508717ebab166fa6b4035b0eeb
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