Subject: Re: binutils
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Gordon W. Ross <email@example.com>
Date: 12/30/1997 11:15:26
> From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 1997 17:41:52 -0800
> On Mon, 29 Dec 1997 17:42:47 -0800 (PST)
> Bill Studenmund <email@example.com> 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.
Right, but don't forget that we must maintain a.out support for
creating boot images and such, at least until all the necessary
tools are in place for converting ELF to whatever PROMs want.