Subject: Re: prepeneded underscores in gcc
To: John Hayward <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/02/2000 11:52:32
On Wed, Aug 02, 2000 at 01:31:10PM -0500, John Hayward wrote:

 >    I am trying to port Modula-3 to NetBSD-1.5 and ran into a slight
 > problem with gcc.  It appears that under 1.4 and earlier a C identifier
 > has an underscore prepended to it while under 1.5 there is no such
 > identifier.  The cross compiler I have produces assembler with the
 > prepended underscrore and I was able to things to port to 1.4.  Under 1.5
 > however the c code which is compiled generates symbols without the
 > prepended underscore and then link fails because the assembler source has
 > the underscores.
 >    Is there a way to coax gcc to produce underscores in its code
 > generation under 1.5?

No.  This is an ELF-vs-a.out issue.  You'll have to teach Modula-3
how to deal with the difference.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>