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@ 1999-03-30 14:14 Mark Klein
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From: Mark Klein @ 1999-03-30 14:14 UTC (permalink / raw)
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I'm forwarding this to to get it into the archives.

In a conversation with Ian Lance Taylor, I wrote:

>I have a need to add certain file attributes to various types of files at
>create time and don't see any "supported" way to do that through BFD.
>For example, relocatable object files contain an attribute that identify
>them as such to the system; archive libraries contain another; and runnable
>programs a third. This is over and above the information contained in the
>SOM header (and really is an attribute kept in the file system directory,
>not in the file itself). However, this must be attached at file create time.
>I don't see any means within bfd_openw() or bfd_open_file() that allows me
>to call open() or fopen() and specify machine dependent items. Is there a
>supported way to do so? If not, is it worthwhile to change the machine
>independent code to do something like:
>#define FOPEN(filename, flags) (PTR) fopen((filename),(flags))
>bfd_open_file (abfd) {
>abfd->iostream = FOPEN (abfd->filename, FOPEN_RB);
>and allow the FOPEN define to be overridden in a machine dependent way
>for those that require it?
>Is this a subject for the egcs list, or is there another list for binutils
>and other infrastructure?

Mark Klein                                 DIS International, Ltd.                         415-892-8400
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