[Call for testers] "BSD ar"
kaiwang27 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 09:15:27 PST 2008
On Sun, Jan 13, 2008 at 02:35:01AM -0800, David O'Brien wrote:
> Can your 'ar' handle multiple targets?
"BSD ar" only support ELF binaries.
> amd64$ ar --help
> ar: supported targets: elf64-x86-64 elf32-i386-freebsd srec symbolsrec tekhex binary ihex
In this specific case, BSD ar can not handle S-Record, tekhex, iHex, etc.
> If not, I don't think its ready to be a Bintuils 'ar' replacement.
"BSD ar" never intends to completely replace Binutils 'ar'. We only
want to give people an alternative. (which is self-sufficient,
suitable for use for FreeBSD to build itself, can build almost all the
ports, for example.)
BTW, It does have advantage in "multiple elf targets" though: In the
case above, this binutils 'ar' (build for amd64) can not handle
elf64-sparc64 or elf32-powerpc object files, while "BSD ar" can. (arch
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