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Re: underscore - coff vs. aout
On Mon, Jul 12, 1999 at 01:44:04PM -0600, Jeffrey A Law wrote:
> In message <852567AC.0059EF97.firstname.lastname@example.org>you write:
> > I have a number of assembly files with symbols written with a underscore
> > prepended so that they will link with .c files compiled for a.out format.
> > I was thinking of changing to coff format, and I would like to know if
> > there was a way to compile the .c files for coff so that they would still
> > link correctly to the assembly files (that is, with prepended underscores).
> > Changing every symbol would be a large undertaking, and I would like to
> > avoid it if possible.
> > Any suggestions?
> gcc-2.95 has support for building code with and without leading underscores
> on some targets which might help.
> Or you could always write a program which sucks in a .o/.a, renames all
> the symbols, then writes a new .o/.a. It's just a series of hacks to objcopy.
Doesn't objcopy support symbol renaming? You could just write a script
to call objcopy for each symbol. If it's just a one-time shot, no big
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