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Re: [MiNT] new binary format

On Thu, May 04, 2000 at 08:43:03PM +0200, Michael Schwingen wrote:
> On Thu, May 04, 2000 at 01:01:23AM +0300, Martin-Éric Racine wrote:
> > 
> > Didn't we recently introduce a new binary format already, a
> > while ago, that was supposed to be a compromise between the 
> > old TOS binary format and ELF, around the same time as the
> > new library format started?
> Yes and no.
> Correct me if I am wrong, Guido, but IIRC the 'new' format is a standard
> m68k a.out (or was it coff?) format with a standard atari PRG header
> prepended. As far as the kernel is concerned, this is a normal PRG with a
> standard header and some garbage at the beginning of the text segment (with
> a jump that skips that part).


If somebody insists on calling it a new format, then it has to be added
that the "new" format is 99 % downwards compatible.


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