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Re: BFD bug with elf*-sparc sections?

From: Eric Botcazou
Subject: Re: BFD bug with elf*-sparc sections?
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 20:12:09 +0200
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> Maybe I'm confused as to the purpose of objcopy, and binutils in
> general. Is the purpose of binutils only to work with binaries created
> with the gnu tool chain?  Or is it to work on any binaries created for a
> platform?

The latter I think, but it is obviously not (very) tested with compilers that 
are not compatible with the GNU compiler.

> If the purpose is to work with general binaries, it seems that
> 'dropping' the section group stuff is clearly a bug.

Oh, sure.

> I had no problems with C, but moving to C++ has been a pain.

The GNU C compiler and the SunPro C compiler are supposed to be 100% binary 
compatible (at least we strive for that on the GNU side), so GNU Binutils is 
very likely compatible with the SunPro C compiler as a by-product.  That's 
not the case for the C++ compilers.

Eric Botcazou

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