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Re: discrepancies between as and ld

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: discrepancies between as and ld
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 12:13:03 +0100
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address@hidden (lborbely) writes:

|> "as -h " produces help correctly
|> "ld -h" produces an error message; "ld -help" produces the help

Use "--help" instead.  Short option are provided mostly for compatibility
with other vendor's tools, whereas long options are supposed to be
consistent between all GNU tools.

|> "as -Qy" produces error message
|> "ld -Qy" nicely ignores the option

Yes.  "as" does not have an "-Qy" option, "ld" does.


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