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Re: why no gcc3_compiled symbol


On Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 08:21:32PM +2000, John David Anglin wrote:
> > Debuggers and related tools use it to identify the object.
> 
> I had a question today from a developer working on purify for
> hppa64-hpux.  He wanted to know how to identify a gcc compiled
> object.  As far as I know, there isn't any direct way.  The HP
> compiler/ assembler stick a bunch of stuff into .note.  However,
> gcc/binutils doesn't seem to do this.

There's a wishlist PR, c/2676, asking for the command-line options to
be recorded in the object files.  I implemented most of it, but there's
no useful way of getting the information back out, because nobody ever
finished writing the BFD/libbfd.a documentation.  So the patch rotted.


Phil

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