Where to find COFF2OMF ?

Jarrett Billingsley jarrett.billingsley at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 06:52:29 PDT 2008

On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 9:45 AM, John Reimer <terminal.node at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

OMF is all it supports right now.

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