On Monday, 19 September 2016 at 05:16:37 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:

I'd love to design our own high speed formats, but then they'd be incompatible with everybody else's.

I'd like that as well.

I recently had a look at the ELF and the COFF file formats both are definitely in need of rework and dust-off :-)

There are some nice things we could do if we had certain features on every platform, wrt. linking and symbol-tables.

However the maintenance burden is a bit heavy we don't have enough menpower as it is.

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