coffcode.h uses non-ISO-C: int a[f()];

Ian Lance Taylor
Tue Feb 15 09:24:00 GMT 2000

   Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 19:19:31 +1100
   From: Andrew Cagney <>

   diff -p -r1.29 coffcode.h
   *** coffcode.h  2000/02/10 21:21:55     1.29
   --- coffcode.h  2000/02/15 08:10:45
   *************** coff_set_arch_mach_hook (abfd, filehdr)
   *** 1880,1886 ****
		 cputype = 0;
   !               bfd_byte buf[bfd_coff_symesz (abfd)];
		   struct internal_syment sym;

		   if (bfd_seek (abfd, obj_sym_filepos (abfd), SEEK_SET) !=

   which stops it being compiled by AIX's native compiler - a constant is

   Roughtly, what is the correct way if fixing this?  alloca() or
   bfd_malloc() / bfd_free()?

bfd_malloc()/free().  BFD doesn't use alloca, because on a few systems
this causes the C version of alloca to be used, which causes the
program to crash when it runs out of memory.

I wonder if we could define some constant for the maximum value of
SYMESZ?  It's kind of dumb to do this and other memory allocations
solely for the benefit of one rather obscure target.


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