Platforms using COFF?

Mark Kettenis mark.kettenis@xs4all.nl
Sat Aug 7 13:24:00 GMT 2010


> Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2010 09:06:09 -0400
> From: Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@codesourcery.com>
> 
> On Sat, Aug 07, 2010 at 12:16:42PM +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > > Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2010 11:20:59 -0700
> > > From: Michael Snyder <msnyder@vmware.com>
> > > CC: "gdb@sourceware.org" <gdb@sourceware.org>
> > > 
> > > grep -li coff config/*/*
> > > config/djgpp/fnchange.lst
> > > config/powerpc/aix.mh
> > > config/rs6000/nm-rs6000.h
> > 
> > Thanks.  Other than DJGPP, these are for AIX, I believe.  If that's
> > true, then AIX uses XCOFF, which seems to be already covered by
> > unexaix.c in Emacs.
> > 
> > Does anyone know which of the platforms hinted by bfd/coff-FOO.c are
> > still in widespread use?
> 
> Some of them are in use - but I'd be amazed if any of them ran emacs
> :-)  You might want to check whether any of the NetBSD/OpenBSD
> platforms are COFF, but I don't think so.

We (OpenBSD) have a few a.out platforms left (vax, m68k, m88k).  All
the others are ELF.  I believe NetBSD has been ELF-only for a while.

I believe we have a COFF bootloader for older PowerPC Macs, but I
doubt anybody will try to run emacs in that environment ;).



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