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Re: [Bug binutils/637] man 1 c++filt footnote 1 is confused

From: Nick Clifton
Subject: Re: [Bug binutils/637] man 1 c++filt footnote 1 is confused
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 11:54:35 +0000
User-agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0RC1 (X11/20041201)

Hi err, timeless,

i hate to ask, but when you say MS-DOS, what do you actually mean?

I had meant "any toolchain that is built to run on an MS-DOS system".

Does it include windows nt?

As a *host* for a toolchain that produces binaries that should run under MS-DOS, then the answer would be "yes".

Under NT, things can be case sensitive, so if i told someone
CXXFILT and they were using a case sensitive system (either because they used
cygwin shell, or because they really liked running in the posix shell) then
things wouldn't work....

True, but the actual text of the (patched) footnote is:

   MS-DOS does not allow + characters in file names, so on
   MS-DOS this program is named CXXFILT.

So the footnote is specific to running the command under MS-DOS. If the cxxfilt command has been built to run on an NT *host* (but to demangle binaries produced for an MS-DOS *target*) then the footnote does not apply and the command's name, as specified throughout the rest of the man page, will be "c++filt".


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