[osol-discuss] Re: GNU ld -shared fails to link filtered symbols on Solaris
Tue Nov 28 17:14:00 GMT 2006
Ian Lance Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > group meeting in 1987.
> ELF was used in SVR4 long before Sun adopted it when they moved from
> SunOS to Solaris. That said, the version of ELF used in SVR4 was
> closely based on the shared library implementation Sun used with the
> a.out object file format in SunOS 4.
This is definitely a wrong interpretation:
SVr4 is based on SunOS 4 and ELF was designed because Bill Joy was unhappy
with the a.out format as well as with COFF after Sun did introduce dynamic
linking with SunOS 4. The idea for ELF was to have more freedom with dynamic
linking and with source level debugging.
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