Subject: Re: binutils
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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?