Committed: fix cris-aout testsuite, disable --pic. RFC: remove emulations?

Alan Modra
Wed May 18 12:01:00 GMT 2011

On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 05:31:18AM +0200, Hans-Peter Nilsson wrote:
> On a related note, are there any known serious users of the gas
> "emulations" support (gas support generating multiple object
> formats, with one selected on the command-line)?  It seems the
> CRIS port is the only default user, with other usage requiring
> --enable-targets=all and only supporting i386-* and x86_64-*
> targets.  Is it desirable to remove this support?  ISTR a shared
> sentiment among those lines...  It easily breaks like in
> <>.

Given that the emulation support doesn't work that well, I'd say no
one will use it beyond initial experimentation.  I did poke at the
code many years ago, but gave up on the idea of fixing it.  There are
just too many COFF and AOUT target macros.

Alan Modra
Australia Development Lab, IBM

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