[gccsdk] Converting ELF into AOF or ALF?

Steve Fryatt lists at stevefryatt.org.uk
Thu Aug 20 13:44:07 PDT 2015

On 15 Aug, John Tytgat wrote in message
    <55CF4EDA.90706 at aaug.net>:

> On 08/15/2015 01:54 PM, Steve Fryatt wrote:
> > [...] So, before I waste too much time on this side project, is anyone
> > already able to say that it /won't/ work for whatever reason? If so,
> > there seems little point spending time reaching the same conclusion that
> > other people have already reached before me!
> As conclusion, I believe this is a very reasonable idea/project, not
> straightforward but feasible.
> I'm not wearing a GCCSDK hat anymore but actually if you would be doing
> such a project, it would be a great addition to the existing gccsdk
> toolset.
> > Or, even better, is there already a solution out there that Google has
> > missed?
> I'm not aware of any off-the-shelve solutions.  AOF/ALF has long time been
> left along by the non-RISC OS/Acorn community, everyone is using ELF (or
> COFF) these days.
> Hope this helps, John.

It does indeed; many thanks.

I'll have a look into Ben's suggestion first, but if that fails I've now got
a much better idea about the issues that I'd need to consider in a
converter. If nothing else, I've gained a much better understanding of what
the AOF and equivalent ELF files actually contain as a result!

Steve Fryatt - Leeds, England


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