[erlang-questions] compile: making asm and core official
Thu Nov 28 00:28:58 CET 2013
On 2013-11-25 03:16:11 +0000, Richard A. O'Keefe said:
> On 23/11/2013, at 11:56 AM, Peer Stritzinger wrote:
>> I find the choices of *.core and *.S unfortunate, since they are used
>> for core dumps and native assembler files on many unixoid systems.
> More precisely, the UNIX convention is to use ".s" for assembler,
> but some POSIX systems (like Mac OS X) ignore alphabetic case when
> matching file names. I have found the use of .S something of an
> annoyance on occasion.
The uppercase ".S" extension is to my knowledge used for assembler that
need C preprocessing.
I checked with GNU make and BSD make: both run the C preprocessor on
files with ".S" extension to create a file withe ".s" extension. Of
course on case insensitive filesystems this wont work.
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