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Re: nasm -- what format does cygwin use?

On Sun, Dec 06, 2009 at 12:49:49AM +0000, Dave Korn wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>On Sat, Dec 05, 2009 at 01:44:14AM -0800, Linda Walsh wrote:
>>>I knew Eric Blakes answer was hopelessly unhelpful and just trying to
>>>wind me up since PE-coff isn't even on the list (though coff is),
>>That's a rather paranoid way of looking at someone's attempts to help
>>you.  Eric was, unsurprisingly, right in noting that the binary format
>>for executables on Windows is "PE/COFF".  Look it up.
>Eric's answer was correct, just not relevant, but I don't for one
>moment think it was deliberately unhelpful, I just think he
>misunderstood what Linda's question was driving at.  Linda's response
>makes sense if you assume that Eric was responding directly to what she
>actually was asking about; Eric's response wasn't meant to be rude, but
>it wasn't entirely paranoid of Linda to take it that way because it
>could seem to be brusque.  Never forget how poor the bandwidth of email
>is w.r.t.  communicating tone and emotional inflection - and that's
>advice for everyone, including me :)

Eric probably didn't go out of his way to research the exact formats
that nasm provides but it very clearly, email bandwidth notwithstanding,
was not intended to be "hopelessly unhelpful" and probably could have
been used as a clue.

Never forget that responding in a accusatory way to someone who attempts
to help you is likely to reduce the likelihood of help in the future.


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