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Re: [Patch mach-o 3/3] section directives needed to support GCC
Thanks for reviewing the three patches - apologies that the first one
was so large.
... I would normally try to make smaller bites - but I guess I felt
that it did all belong together (a lot of the bulk is in repetitive
Do you wish me to repost after rebasing and addressing your points -
(or I could send to you as a diff, if you intend to apply it).
On 13 Dec 2011, at 09:50, Tristan Gingold wrote:e
On Dec 13, 2011, at 3:23 AM, Iain Sandoe wrote:
mach-o defaults to starting up with only the text section defined -
the data and bss sections are created on demand and not emitted
further, it is possible to suppress even the text section, such
that an object file can contain only specialized sections
(TODO to implement the c/l switch to do this).
As this touches common code, I can't approve it.
An alternative is to remove these sections unless they are not empty
(ok, slightly different semantic). Here is what I wrote to achieve
I didn't do that because ISTM that we can't tell the difference
between gas inserting them by default - and the User intentionally
defining them as empty (for some devious reason).
I suppose we could keep track of whether the User does define them....