Re: which compiler compiled?

Jeremy Wright <jeremy.wright@microfocus.com>
3 Feb 2005 22:42:16 -0500

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From: Jeremy Wright <jeremy.wright@microfocus.com>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 3 Feb 2005 22:42:16 -0500
Organization: Micro Focus
References: 05-01-100
Keywords: code

In general, no.


Specific compilers may embed a version label in the object file. Our
compiler (Micro Focus Cobol) embeds a what string in the object which
you can display via


    what my_obj.o


The AIX C compiler also embeds a version string, though not in
"what(6)" format.


If you are on Unix, try


    strings -a -10 my_obj.o


and look for strings such as "version", "release" or synonyms, or
"d.d" (where d is a decimal digit).


If all else fails, try checking the relevant compiler documentation.


Lawrence wrote:
>
> Is there a way I can tell which compiler compiled an executable? I looked at
> the file with a hex editor and didn't see anything obvious.
>
> Lawrence


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