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Date:      Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:07:42 -0700
From:      Marcel Moolenaar <marcel@xcllnt.net>
To:        Konstantin Belousov <kostikbel@gmail.com>
Cc:        Marcel Moolenaar <marcel@freebsd.org>, Phil Shafer <phil@juniper.net>, John-Mark Gurney <jmg@funkthat.com>, "Simon J. Gerraty" <sjg@juniper.net>, arch@freebsd.org, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Subject:   Re: XML Output: libxo - provide single API to output TXT, XML, JSON and HTML
Message-ID:  <EEA6B1FD-FCC0-4B28-8E7D-13F8780387D4@xcllnt.net>
In-Reply-To: <20140814085257.GN2737@kib.kiev.ua>
References:  <20140814052648.GM2737@kib.kiev.ua> <201408140606.s7E66XXA091972@idle.juniper.net> <20140814085257.GN2737@kib.kiev.ua>

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On Aug 14, 2014, at 1:52 AM, Konstantin Belousov <kostikbel@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 14, The ELF spec says:
>> 
>> 
>>    Note Section
>> 
>>    Sometimes a vendor or system builder needs to mark an object
>>    file with special information that other programs will check
>>    for conformance, compatibility, etc. Sections of type SHT_NOTE
>>    and program header elements of type PT_NOTE can be used for
>>    this purpose. The note information in sections and program
>>    header elements holds any number of entries, each of which is
>>    an array of 4-byte words in the format of the target processor.
>>    Labels appear below to help explain note information organization,
>>    but they are not part of the specification.
> ELF standard scope is about build toolchain and C runtime, where the
> cited paragraph makes perfect sense.

That's a self-imposed precondition that is not
present in the spec. You're just as liberal in
the interpretation as Phil is. You just on the
other side of the argument.

I am definitely interested in what you think a
system builder is given your objection.

-- 
Marcel Moolenaar
marcel@xcllnt.net



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