[ECOS] compile error when using newer version ecos configurat ion tool

Alex Schuilenburg alexs@redhat.com
Sat Nov 3 16:24:00 GMT 2001


Alex Schuilenburg wrote:
...

> 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 ;-)


Correction :-)

It was a PDP10 instruction and not an IBM/370 as originally reported
and it really stands for:

         Block Started By Symbol.

As reported by "jf simon" <jfsimon@mageos.com>

Clear as mud really...

-- Alex



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