[PATCH] New --pe-dll-characteristcs switch for PE ld.
Sun Mar 8 22:21:00 GMT 2009
Dave Korn wrote:
> Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> or --pe-characteristics.
> I could live with this, because it's part of the optional PE header, and the
> Characteristics field is part of the base COFF header, so could in theory be
> denoted by "--coff-characteristics".
FWIW, I like this suggestion. Using
manipulate flags in the DllCharacteristics field of the
output object's "optional" PE header. When MS defined
the PE format and decided to name this field, they picked
a poor name: it really isn't DLL specific at all. This
field is really a PE extension to the base COFF
This would leave room later for
manipulate flags in the Characteristics field of the output
object's base COFF header. (I think just plain
"--characteristics" is way too ambiguous, for either field).
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