Subject: Re: binutils
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 12/29/1997 21:28:13
On Mon, 29 Dec 1997, Jason Thorpe wrote:

> On Mon, 29 Dec 1997 17:42:47 -0800 (PST) 
>  Bill Studenmund <> wrote:
>  > What is the advantage of elf over a.out? I'm curious, not trying to say we
>  > shouldn't. :-)
> One, it's reasonably standardized.
> Two, it's just more flexible than a.out in so many ways.  This is the main
> reason... it just does more.

Like what? I mean we've got object files, we've got shared libraries, we've
got lkm's... I guess I don't understand what all goes on in object files
yet. At least not well enough to see what's missing. :-)

Is there a web site describing elf?

Take care,