Subject: Re: Unified ld.so?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Richardson <email@example.com>
Date: 06/15/2000 16:59:36
>>>>> "Todd" == Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Todd> If someone [I'm not volunteering until and unless I can get some
Todd> *decent* ELF platform-dependent dox] were to implement simple ELF
Todd> parsing and relocation, I'd hedge bets that a.out binaries could be
Todd> allowed to use ELF libraries. On some platforms this may require
Todd> dynamic generation of trampolines for function calls--not a new
Todd> concept--and on others, where the calling convention is the same
Todd> between formats, no conversion will be required.
Todd> Before you say "it ain't possible", consider this: Solaris does it.
Todd> (Run the Solaris ldd on a SunOS 4.x binary sometime.)
Todd> [Quick] thoughts?
Please! I'm in favour of it.
I know next to nothing about the details of this stuff (your message told
me lots I didn't know). It would help immensely with the transition.
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