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From: Nick Clifton <>
To: ASSI <>,
Subject: Re: Replacement for "objdump -d -l"?
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2023 15:15:01 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87a5v24s61.fsf@Rainer.invalid>


> Lastly, it seem brittle to parse the output as clearly it is meant to be
> human readable and might change in future versions


> (aside from the fact
> there doesn't seem to be a documentation of the current format for
> crying out loud).

Because the output format has evolved rather than being specified by a standard.

But to be fair, the output format does not change that much, and
it could be documented if there really was a need.

> I'd be much more content with a format that was
> designed to be machine readable and fully documented (again llvm has an
> objdump that produces YAML).  Is there something like that in binutils I
> can use?

No, but it would be nice to have.

A fixed, extensible, machine readable output format would be much appreciated
as a new feature for objdump.  All it really needs is someone with the time,
knowledge and motivation to write it.


  reply	other threads:[~2023-08-15 14:15 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-08-07 18:35 ASSI
2023-08-15 14:15 ` Nick Clifton [this message]
2023-08-17 18:38   ` ASSI
2023-08-22 12:17   ` Richard Earnshaw (lists)

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