bin/143699: [patch] extend brandelf

Alexander Best alexbestms at
Tue Feb 9 17:50:03 UTC 2010

The following reply was made to PR bin/143699; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Alexander Best <alexbestms at>
To: <bug-followup at>
Cc: "Pedro F. Giffuni" <giffunip at>
Subject: Re: bin/143699: [patch] extend brandelf
Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2010 18:42:44 +0100 (CET)

 thanks for the reply.
 indeed the libelf project has a much better implementation of brandelf than
 the one in the freebsd base dir.
 hopefully at some point the libelf project's work will be included into the
 base dir and replace most of the gnu (or even pre-gnu) elf binaries/libraries.
 however until then i don't see why existing code - although inferior to the
 libelf project's code - shouldn't be enhanced here and there.
 also it's a lot easier to find a committer to add a few changes to an app
 which obviously won't break stuff than to find somebody to replace an existing
 binary with a whole new one.
 so i completely agree with you. i'm looking forward to seeing libelf's work in
 the base dir, but until then time (or better yet code) doesn't have to stand
 still. ;)

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