[ECOS] compile error when using newer version ecos configurat ion tool
Sat Nov 3 11:02:00 GMT 2001
Andrew Lunn wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 12, 2001 at 12:59:48PM -0800, Fabrice Gautier wrote:
>>>PS. What does BSS stand for anyway? Answers on a post card please.
>>I actually think I know that, but I don't have any postcard, sorry...
> Thats OK. I went hunting and found a definition. Blank Static
> Storage. Took some finding. Its one of the acronyms which everyone
> uses but few people actually know what is stands for.
I asked the compiler folks around here. The answer I got was that
"bss" was actually the mnemonic for the IBM/370 instruction that
zero'ed a section of memory, and hence how the naming of the section was derived.
No-one can recall what the mnemonics actually stood for though - not old enough ;-)
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