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pic code generation

There's a bug in my Mercury front-end that I'm having trouble with;
if anyone has any hints, I'd appreciate it.

The bug occurs when compiling with `-fpic'.  The symptom is warnings
from the linker when linking the generated object file into a shared

	/usr/i486-linux/bin/ld: bag.pic_o: warning: unresolvable relocation
	against symbol `mercury__builtin__builtin__type_ctor_info_int_0'
	from .text section

Unsurprisingly, programs linked with this shared object go on to
crash at runtime when executing the relevant bit of code.

It works fine when I compile via C, rather than interfacing directly
with the GCC back-end.  The main differences in the generated assembler
file seem to be that when I compile by interfacing directly with the GCC
back-end, using `leal foo@GOTOFF(%ebx)' rather than `movl foo@GOT(%ebx)':

        call    .LPR0
        addl    $_GLOBAL_OFFSET_TABLE_, %ebx
        movl    24(%esp), %ecx
-       movl    mercury__builtin__builtin__type_ctor_info_int_0@GOT(%ebx), %eax
+       leal    mercury__builtin__builtin__type_ctor_info_int_0@GOTOFF(%ebx), %e
        pushl   %ecx
        movl    24(%esp), %edx
        pushl   %edx
        pushl   %eax

What is the difference in semantics between these two assembler fragments?
Any ideas as to what I might be doing wrong in the front-end that could
cause this?

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