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Re: [Patch] add support for alpha/vms archives
On Apr 7, 2010, at 9:22 PM, Douglas B Rupp wrote:
> Tristan Gingold wrote:
>>>>> Also, although not often used, an object file can contain more than one object module.
>>>> Interesting. How can such an object file be built ?
>>> I know that DEC Fortran did this, I know you can just concatenate object files with the append command.
>> Ah ok. I think we won't support this now...
> A multiple module object file inserted into an archive doesn't remain so does it?
Is it a question for me or for Hartmut ?
I think we need to be imaginative to support multiple module object file in binutils. This is a concept
that is very far from unix stuff. Maybe it could be represented as an archive, but without a specific
header it would be hard to support it efficiently.