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

From: Paul Koning
Subject: Re: Recent removal of a.out and COFF support for sparc
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2018 14:30:57 -0400

> On Aug 8, 2018, at 2:27 PM, Maciej W. Rozycki <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Wed, 8 Aug 2018, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
>>> Gold supports only a small fraction of the platforms that BFD does,
>> Which of the platforms that are still relevant for commercial applications
>> are supported by BFD which are not supported by Gold?
>> As far as I know, Gold support x86*, POWER*, ARM*, s390* and MIPS* which
>> covers all of the targets that distributions like Fedora, openSUSE and
>> Debian consider as supported release architectures.
> We have dozens of bare metal targets which only have support in BFD.  
> Some of these architectures happen to have Linux support too, for embedded 
> applications.  All the world is not Linux. 

Indeed.  For example, NetBSD support 57 platforms (not quite that many 
architectures, but a lot more than Linux).


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