Subject: Re: Host compile rules in
To: Todd Vierling <tv@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Eduardo E. Horvath <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 04/17/1998 08:16:56
On Thu, 16 Apr 1998, Todd Vierling wrote:

> On Mon, 13 Apr 1998, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> : I'd vote for another name, if we could. I gather there's no prior art? 
> : Maybe "oh"? It's dorky too, but my first thought for "ho" was, "Oooo. It's
> : the red-light district compiler!" We might be in a no-win situation. :-)
> Hm.  I thought about `.go' meaning "generator object," but that's been done
> on some hosts for `-g' objects.
> However, `.oo' hasn't been done, and this one sounds more interesting to
> use.  Perhaps `.xo'?

`.oo' is a temporary target used when generating kernel libs.  I think
it's used when generating assembly language modules.  The rules
immediately rename it to `.o' if everything works fine, however, so you
may never see it.

Eduardo Horvath
	"I need to find a pithy new quote." -- me