Subject: Re: Proposed change to GNU config.guess
To: Ben Elliston <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 12/27/1999 08:37:16
On Sun, 26 Dec 1999, Ben Elliston wrote:

: That is okay for deciding if you're using ELF or not -- but is that
: sufficient?  How many object file formats does NetBSD use/support?

Only ELF and a.out, the latter of which will (eventually :) go away on all
platforms, "we hope".  :)

COFF, ECOFF only existed in unreleased pre-beta versions of certain
architectures.  If they pop up at a later date, we expect the toolchain to
use semantics close enough to a.out for symbols and linking.

-- Todd Vierling (