Re: [PBML] hi there....!!!
>Not I, read on.
> Hi everyone...
> My name is Nikunj. I want to write perl script which will read
> the COFF file and give information about sectors and symbols and address
> as well. Can some one give me good logic to do so...!!!!
> Is it possible...!!!!!Might be possible but would not be anyone's choice for a beginner
ISTR hearing about COFF files in the context of dgjpp (the Win*
C Compiler) If that's what you mean, my impression is that
COFF files are object files and not text files. Dgjpp is a
noble project, but I use gcc (when I need a C compiler)
COFF was the acronym for "Common Object File Format" most UNIXers were
accustomed to use way back when AFAIF, and I assume that's where
Delorie et. al. got the term.
Other formats, e.g. ELF ("Extensible Linking Format) have been
much more used since then, see:
Why use (what are) a.out and ELF executable formats?