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Need Help on Symbol/Variable Name Problem
- From: Jing Gloria <jing106 at rocketmail dot com>
- To: binutils at sources dot redhat dot com
- Cc: j-gloria at ti dot com
- Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 07:51:23 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: Need Help on Symbol/Variable Name Problem
I hope I am addressing this question ot the right forum. I apologize in
advance if my topic below is not for this forum.
Is there a way to write an assembly code so that two different symbols
(actually global variable names) get resolved to the same memory location?
I am porting old software written in C and Pascal. Using GNU C and Pascal
compilers, I have a problem with the global variable names which GNU Pascal
transforms to uppercase first character and lowercase for the rest and GCC not
making any changes to the variable name. So a variable name TestVar will be
transformed to Testvar in GNU Pascal. Our C source file convention declares
the variable names as all lower case; e.g. testvar. I would like the linker to
allocate the same memory location for Testvar and testvar. I know about
asmname and __asm__ directives and have used them were practical. However, I
have around 10 global variables which are used in a couple of hundred of C and
Pascal source file modules and I would like to avoid editing the files just to
add the asmname directive.
Thanks in advance for any assistance extended.
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