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Re: glibc 2.1 and gabi
> Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 17:09:46 -0700
> From: "H . J . Lu" <email@example.com>
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
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> On Thu, Jul 20, 2000 at 04:12:05PM -0700, Geoff Keating wrote:
> > > Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 15:52:45 -0700
> > > From: "H . J . Lu" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
> > > email@example.com
> > > For the most parts, the new tags replace the old ones with a little
> > > twist. They come from the new gABI.
> > I guess the question I'm really asking is "when do I need to switch on
> > these tags? and why can't the linker do it for me?".
> You can use it when you are certain your C library supports it. Glibc
> 2.2 is ok. The linker may not know what the runtime linker will do
> when it sees a known dtag. As more and more new features are added to
> those new dtags, glibc may need them to work correctly.
I know I _can_ use it, but when do I _have_ to use it? What would go
wrong if the linker never emitted any of these tags?
- Geoffrey Keating <firstname.lastname@example.org>