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Re: BUG elf32-i386 R_386_PC32 done wrong

From: Eric Botcazou
Subject: Re: BUG elf32-i386 R_386_PC32 done wrong
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2006 19:19:40 +0200
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> If so, the market will decide; is a corrected ld favored or not.

It's already decided: your proposed change would break the ABI, hence break 
binary compatibility by definition.

> That's the marvel.  Why was this not corrected 20 years ago?

Because, if you really think about it, the current definition of R_386_PC32 is 
the right one.

> Are you saying, "Linux cannot be improved?"  Seems so.  IMHO,
> not good public relations re promoting the OS.

Again, it's not Linux, the i386 ABI predates Linux, Linux only conformed to 
the existing ABI.

Eric Botcazou

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