Where to find COFF2OMF ?

Don nospam at nospam.com.au
Thu Oct 16 00:51:14 PDT 2008

John Reimer wrote:
> Hello Jarrett,
>> On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 9:47 PM, John Reimer <terminal.node at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Is Uuid.lib an import library?  It doesn't look like it.  If it's a
>>> static library, you won't be able to convert it to omf with the
>>> coffimplib or coff2omf tools.
>> ..which is, incidentally, what he was looking for in the first place
>> ;)
> Oh right. :)
>> Unfortunately coff2omf is not free, you have to buy the $15 Extended
>> Utilities Package to get it.
> My point was that I don't think he'll have success even with coff2omf on 
> a static library.  A micrsoft compiled library in coff format is not 
> likely (unless it be very simple...eg created with assembler) to work 
> with digitalmars compiler even once it's converted to omf format 
> (although I expect coff2omf to fail before it even gets to there).  I've 
> searched for tools that do this; and there are a few out there, but most 
> of them give disclaimers describing why object conversion (from system 
> to system) is likely to fail.  That is, the tool might succeed in the 
> conversion, but the resulting library might be prove non-functional.  
> Naturally, I could be wrong here... and would be excited to find out 
> that I was. :)
> See this link:
> http://www.agner.org/optimize/
> On the same page is a object file converter tool that is capable of 
> converting across all sorts of formats (elf, coff, omf, etc).  The 
> manual for the tool may be downloaded from the site as well.  On page 
> 15-17 of that manual, it describes why there will be conversion problems 
> when trying to convert a library from one object format to another.
> Incidently, maybe the OP can make use of the above mentioned tool, which 
> is free. :)
> -JJR
Would be nice if someone could patch it to support DMD's use of record 
C3. I'm pretty sure the difficult work was done in the DDL project.

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