Re: build fails on hppa (gcc 3.X problem?)
On Mon, 2002-03-25 at 21:39, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 25, 2002 at 04:30:55PM -0500, Christopher C. Chimelis wrote:
> > It's BFD: Binary Format Descriptor, IIRC (been awhile since I actually
> > looked this up). See the binutils-doc package ('info bfd').
> 'binary file descriptor', according to info bfd; although it's been
> claimed elsewhere (by one of the Cygnus founders in an interview, IIRC)
> that this is merely a retcon for the acronym. :)
The "History" section of info bfd mentions it too.
The name came from a conversation David Wallace was having with
Richard Stallman about the library: RMS said that it would be quite
hard---David said ``BFD''. Stallman was right, but the name stuck.
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