[gccsdk] Vala for RISC OS

Jan-Jaap van der Geer jjvdgeer at inbox.com
Tue May 12 14:29:38 PDT 2009

Lee Noar <leenoar at sky.com> wrote:

> Do you not see this in the archive you have built? PIC code is
> easy to  spot as it has an instruction pattern as follows at the
> beginning of the  function:

>   ADD   r7,pc,r7
>   LDMIA r8,{r7,r8}
>   LDR   r8,[r8,#0]
>   LDR   r7,[r8,r7,LSL#4]

> Perhaps this is deliberate by the developers to make the build
> easier (I don't know if it actually does) or maybe an oversight
> that hasn't shown up on other platforms.

> Can anyone else confirm if they are seeing PIC code in the
> libglib static archive. Actually, assuming you're using a code
> viewer (like Zap) in RISC OS, it's probably easier to build Vala
> and search the binary - objects stored in archives aren't always
> word aligned and don't disassemble correctly.

I found 16 instances of this code within the Vala binary.

Not at all sure what this all means, is there anything I could do
to resolve this issue? Would building a shared library version of
Vala be a solution? Or does doesn't it have anything to do with


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