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Re: libelf

On Jan 12, 2010, at 8:37 AM, David Holland wrote:

> 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
> defects.

From ELF to what?  

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