|Need binary comparision tool and binary parsers firstname.lastname@example.org (2005-08-05)|
|Re: Need binary comparision tool and binary parsers email@example.com (glen herrmannsfeldt) (2005-08-07)|
|From:||glen herrmannsfeldt <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||7 Aug 2005 16:15:58 -0400|
|Posted-Date:||07 Aug 2005 16:15:58 EDT|
> I am looking for any binary comparision freeware tool on unix which
> would give diff in terms of function call and symbol tables.
IBM OS/360 and successor such as MVS keep the ESD (external symbol
dictionary) in the load module. It is, then, fairly easy to generate
a call tree from a load module if one wanted to.
Some unix linkers put some symbols in for debugging, so in that case
it might be possible to do some external symbol tracing.
I think you need to explain the problem in a little
[These days most Unix programs are dynamically linked which means that
they have all the external symbols in the load module. But I agree
that this problem needs a better definition. -John]
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