|COFF, ELF firstname.lastname@example.org (1996-03-24)|
|Re: COFF, ELF email@example.com (1996-03-27)|
|Re: COFF, ELF firstname.lastname@example.org (Larry Rau) (1996-03-27)|
|From:||email@example.com (Konrad Schwarz)|
|Date:||27 Mar 1996 00:13:14 -0500|
O'Reilly has an older book on COFF, which is so-so (like many O'Reilly
books, unfortunately. Too verbose for my taste.) I think someone
from AT&T wrote a book on ELF, presumeably available from Prentice
GNU has a library to interface with object formats that is used with
GDB. It has info documentation on stab strings. The AIX info program
has a lot on its version of COFF, but, at least in the 3.x version,
this was pretty confused. Most other Unix systems I've worked with
describe their object format in a series of man pages; man a.out is a
good starting point. Some systems also have a loader library.
The segmented object file format used by 16-bit Windows is described
in the MS-DOS Encyclopedia from MS Press. I think the 32-bit file
formats are COFF or ELF.
You might also want to check some of the debugger references posted
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