First of all I have an apology to make. I managed to reformat my hard drive over the holidays, wiping away all of my notes for this blog. In particular I was contacted by a reader about an enhancement to gcc’s inline assembler support which I have now totally lost. 🙁 So, dear reader, wherever you are, I apologise, and if you contact me again I will make sure that the extended asm enhancement gets mentioned in the next blog post.
The big news, for me at least, is that binutils 2.26 is now out. This release contains lots of bug fixes of course, plus a few new features:
- A new configure option: –enable-compressed-debug-sections=[all,gas,gold,ld,none]
This decides whether DWARF debug sections should be compressed by default. For now this option is off for all of the tools, although of course it can be enabled via a command line option. In future releases of binutils however, the option will be enabled by default.
- Support for the ARC EM/HS and ARC600/700 architectures.
- Support for the LLVM plugin.
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