ALF support in NM

Nick Burrett nick at
Mon Sep 22 09:46:09 PDT 2003

John Duffell wrote:
> Hi all,
> Anyway, the quesion I have is I was wondering if NM was intended to support
> ALF.  It claims to support AOF which seems to work, but ALF gives a
> Segmentation Fault under RISC OS Select and under x86-linux.  I can do some
> more diagnosis, but there's no point if ALF isn't supposed to be supported
> anyway.
> The reason I'm looking is that I've been having a look at Kaffe and although
> it compiles alright the gnu ltdl shared library system needs to be able to
> run nm on the ALF produced by "ar cru" (and get a BSD compatible output,
> whatever that is).

It was designed to only support AOF.  It really needs to be re-written 
because it is crap and provides virtually no useful information.


Nick Burrett
Network Engineer, Designer Servers Ltd.

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