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Re: Where to put a new binutils app

On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 7:23 PM, H.J. Lu <> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 5:32 PM, Cary Coutant <> wrote:
>> Ian and binutils maintainers,
>> I'm writing a new tool to combine .dwo files (Fission split debug) --
>> basically a link step for debug info. It's in C++ and uses elfcpp plus
>> a few things from libgold.a (e.g., stringpool and dwarf_reader). My
>> first thought was that it should go in src/binutils, since it's
>> basically a new utility, but (a) I'm not sure whether C++ would be
>> accepted there, and (b) I think that would create a circular
>> dependency between the binutils and gold directories (the gold
>> testsuite requires binutils to have been built). Should I just put it
>> in the gold directory (we already have incremental-dump there), or
>> somewhere new? Or should I refactor the useful stuff I want to borrow
>> from gold into another top-level directory?
> If it depends on gold, I think it should be in gold directory.

I agree.

> Can you create a utility directory under gold?

I wouldn't bother with a new directory if this is only one or two source files.


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