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Re: Recent removal of a.out and COFF support for sparc

From: John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
Subject: Re: Recent removal of a.out and COFF support for sparc
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2018 16:41:27 +0200
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On 08/08/2018 04:39 PM, Cary Coutant wrote:
>>> Another is that people report bugs about leaked memory.  Generally
>>> that's also a "don't care", since none of "ld", "as" or any of the
>>> binutils run as servers.
>>> Finally, when anyone wants to make changes to data structures or
>>> functions used by all the backends, we have to change all this old
>>> code too.
>> Why isn't this done on Gold though?
> Why isn't *what* done on gold? Gold is ELF-only and doesn't use BFD.

Development of new features. I know that Gold is ELF-only that's why
I was wondering why BFD isn't just kept in maintenance mode.


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