RFC: Support link with mixed IR/non-IR objects

Cary Coutant ccoutant@google.com
Tue May 8 18:47:00 GMT 2012


>> http://sourceware.org/ml/binutils/2011-04/msg00404.html
>
> Nesting object files within other object files looks every bit as
> horrible as it did first time around.

[That was actually the second time around. The first time was in
12/2010 on the gcc list.]

I agree with Alan. I would still very much prefer either of the
alternative suggestions I made last year: archives or a new form of
section group.

   http://sourceware.org/ml/binutils/2011-04/msg00438.html

The section group idea may still have some details to work out, but I
think they're solvable:

   http://sourceware.org/ml/binutils/2011-05/msg00020.html
   http://sourceware.org/ml/binutils/2011-05/msg00022.html
   http://sourceware.org/ml/binutils/2011-05/msg00025.html

Even so, I think I'd lean towards the use of archives.

-cary



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