[Nasm-bugs] [Bug 3392533] Considerations for segment support in ELF

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Mon Jul 29 12:15:48 PDT 2019


--- Comment #62 from H. Peter Anvin <hpa at zytor.com> ---
binutils support is a prerequisite, though, exactly because without especially
ld, nm, and readelf it is very hard to do this work. Hence starting with that.

gas, exactly *because* it is a low-level assembler, is also useful for smoking
out problems with the design, and gas support is kind of fundamental to
*completing* the binutils support -- it's a package, after all.

I obviously wouldn't do this work if I didn't know how to do it in NASM;
getting that done is Just A Matter of Programming[TM], but having binutils
support completed will make that programming far easier.

That being said, did you look at the macros I posted?  They hide a *lot* of the

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