underscore - coff vs. aout

Jeffrey A Law law@cygnus.com
Mon Jul 12 14:47:00 GMT 1999

  In message < 852567AC.0059EF97.00@notes4.nmss.com >you write:
  > I have a number of assembly files with symbols written with a underscore
  > prepended so that they will link with .c files compiled for a.out format.
  > I was thinking of changing to coff format, and I would like to know if
  > there was a way to compile the .c files for coff so that they would still
  > link correctly to the assembly files (that is, with prepended underscores).
  > Changing every symbol would be a large undertaking, and I would like to
  > avoid it if possible.
  > Any suggestions?
gcc-2.95 has support for building code with and without leading underscores
on some targets which might help.

Or you could always write a program which sucks in a .o/.a, renames all
the symbols, then writes a new .o/.a.  It's just a series of hacks to objcopy.


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