On Thu, Feb 21, 2002 at 11:29:46AM -0800, Terry Lambert wrote:
> Actually, there was a discussion at BSDCon as to whether or
> not to drop the a.out support in order to decrease the patch
> size necessary to make the FSF distributed code do what FreeBSD

That is true for GCC.  For contrib/binutils, the code only supports
FreeBSD/ELF.  The old a.out as & ld are elsewhere in the tree -- and have
not been updated for years.

> needed it to do (personally, I would prefer that the a.out
> code generation be integrated back into the FSF code base but
> this is unlikely for FSF political reasons with regard to the

I have tried many times...

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