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Re: bfd_read and bfd_write
- To: Hans-Peter Nilsson <hp at bitrange dot com>
- Subject: Re: bfd_read and bfd_write
- From: Ian Lance Taylor <ian at zembu dot com>
- Date: 10 Sep 2001 18:04:10 -0700
- Cc: Jim Blandy <jimb at zwingli dot cygnus dot com>, Alan Modra <amodra at bigpond dot net dot au>, <binutils at sources dot redhat dot com>, <gdb-patches at sources dot redhat dot com>
- References: <Pine.BSF.firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hans-Peter Nilsson <email@example.com> writes:
> On 10 Sep 2001, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
> > Hans-Peter Nilsson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > If it didn't have a slightly wacky twist, it wouldn't be a good
> > > name. :-) I still don't get the original BFD one, though.
> > Which original BFD one?
> That BFD (also) alludes to something other than Binary File
> Descriptor, because of this passage from bfd/doc/bfd.texinfo,
> node History:
> "The name came from a conversation David Wallace was having with
> Richard Stallman about the library: RMS said that it would be
> quite hard---David said ``BFD''. Stallman was right, but the
> name stuck."
> Me not native speaker. Could it be as profane as "big f..ng deal"?
It could be and it is.