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On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 10:16:50AM -0800, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> Long term, there is some interest in getting away from BFD-based
> ar(1), ranlib(1), etc. Since we are firmly set in the ELF universe
> for the forseeable future, it seems reasonable to go this route
> (although the benefits are less clear so long as we still use
> BFD-based "other bits of the toolchain"). Certainly, libelf could
> provide the basis of a non-BFD ELF toolchain, and that might be
> quite worthwhile to explore (and there is interest outside of
> NetBSD in this, as well).
Any such strategic moves should be made with at least one eye towards
moving on from ELF. It's not as set as all that and ELF has plenty of
btw, your mailer is sending very long lines.
David A. Holland
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