Platforms using COFF?

Mark Kettenis mark.kettenis@xs4all.nl
Sat Aug 7 14:29:00 GMT 2010


> Date: Sat, 07 Aug 2010 17:04:05 +0300
> From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>
> 
> > Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2010 15:23:20 +0200 (CEST)
> > From: Mark Kettenis <mark.kettenis@xs4all.nl>
> > CC: eliz@gnu.org, msnyder@vmware.com, gdb@sourceware.org
> > 
> > > 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 ;).
> 
> Thanks, guys.  I take it that I can safely leave only the DJGPP code
> in unexcoff.c, right?

I'd say so.



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