public inbox for
 help / color / mirror / Atom feed
From: Donn Terry <>
To: Ian Lance Taylor <>
Subject: Re: COFF/PE gas regression: bug
Date: Mon, 05 Apr 1999 08:31:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Given the enthusiastic(?) response over the last most-of-a-week,
I think it's reasonable to conclude that there isn't much interest
left in "ordinary" COFF.  (I won't go so far as "none", because
I'm sure there are interested folks who aren't on this list.)

I'm not sure whether that makes things harder or easier;
the lack of a comparison base will definitely make things harder.
(I have someone within Softway who thinks they may be able to
come up with something, but until it happens, it hasn't happened :-) ).


Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
>    Date: Wed, 31 Mar 1999 10:17:55 -0700
>    From: Donn Terry <>
>    I believe the gas testsuite has a bad test, as follows:  In
>    testsuite/gas/all/gas.exp, one of the tests is for structure tags
>    (see cofftag*).  It creates the symbol _operator as
>    storage class 16 (MOE), type 11 (0xb, MOE).  According to
>    the best COFF standard I have (which is no longer on
>    the web that I can find, but was on SCO's website):
>    "A special section number (-2) marks symbolic debugging symbols,
>    including structure/union/enumeration tag names...".
>    (Microsoft's PE documentation agrees, but isn't quite as
>    explicit.)  (DJ's machine is not responding at the moment.)
>    The test expects a value of -1 (Absolute symbol), which according
>    to the above is incorrect.
> The best approach for something like this is to see what the tools on
> some other COFF system do.  Can anybody try assembling
> gas/testsuite/gas/all/cofftag.s on a native COFF system?
> Ian


Donn Terry        
Softway Systems, Inc.
2850 McClelland Dr, Ste. 1800   Ft.Collins CO 80525
Tel: +1-970-204-9900           Fax: +1-970-204-9951

  reply	other threads:[~1999-04-05  8:31 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
1999-03-31  9:22 Donn Terry
1999-03-31 10:24 ` Ian Lance Taylor
1999-04-05  8:31   ` Donn Terry [this message]
1999-04-05 16:39     ` Philippe De Muyter
1999-04-06  7:55       ` Donn Terry
1999-04-06  8:11         ` Ian Lance Taylor
1999-04-06  8:20           ` Donn Terry

Reply instructions:

You may reply publicly to this message via plain-text email
using any one of the following methods:

* Save the following mbox file, import it into your mail client,
  and reply-to-all from there: mbox

  Avoid top-posting and favor interleaved quoting:

* Reply using the --to, --cc, and --in-reply-to
  switches of git-send-email(1):

  git send-email \ \ \ \ \ \

* If your mail client supports setting the In-Reply-To header
  via mailto: links, try the mailto: link
Be sure your reply has a Subject: header at the top and a blank line before the message body.
This is a public inbox, see mirroring instructions
for how to clone and mirror all data and code used for this inbox;
as well as URLs for read-only IMAP folder(s) and NNTP newsgroup(s).