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Re: [Mingw-users] Re: libbfd, libtool & Win32

From: David Olofson
Subject: Re: [Mingw-users] Re: libbfd, libtool & Win32
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 11:19:53 +0200

On Wednesday 18 September 2002 11:08, David Olofson wrote:
> Indeed, it seems that the export section is *not* really a symbol
> table, which is why some DLLs can have symbols ('-syms'), while most
> DLLs don't. (In fact, I think clean DLLs *shouldn't* have the kind of
> symbol table that 'objdump -syms' would print.)

On second thoughts, what's the point in having 'objdump -syms' output 
what seems to be useless garbage in a native PE environment...? Shouldn't 
'objdump -syms' just output all imports (and exports?), because *that's* 
what a PE loader actually sees as "symbols"...?

Or rather, what's the '-syms' option *really* meant to do, on say, an ELF 

//David Olofson --- Programmer, Reologica Instruments AB

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