Where to find COFF2OMF ?

John Reimer terminal.node at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 06:45:35 PDT 2008

Hello Don,

> 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.

Does DDL support omf currently?  I'll have to check that.  If I recall correctly, 
DDL is still waiting to support coff, correct?


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