regarding symbol table
John (Eljay) Love-Jensen
Thu Apr 23 11:25:00 GMT 2009
Hi ranjith kumar,
> 1) Given an executable file(say a.out) is it possible from which files
> that executable is produced?
No, not as far as I am aware.
You could add static volatile strings in your source code, which would
indicate their origins:
static char* volatile whence = __FILE__;
Then you could a utility like strings (/usr/bin/strings) to find them:
> Given the executable file only, can we know any way that MYTYPE is a
> datatye defined in the .c file?
No, not as far as I am aware. (Short of disassembling the source code and
reverse engineering it.)
That's what the source code and headers are for.
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