Subject: Re: toolchain improvements proposal
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 02/06/1999 19:28:14
On Fri, 5 Feb 1999, Todd Vierling wrote:

: : The mips backends for gas seems able to do either, tho' I confess I
: : havent tried as --emul in ages. Is that mips-specific?
: More than likely.

Actually, from investigation, --emul is only used to determine endianness,
not a.out vs. ELF, in gas.  There's no way to have a.out and ELF in the same
gas binary.

However, two versions of gas can use the same libbfd backend library,
because they will pick the appropriate bfd target corresponding to the
system target compiled into gas.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.