[TUHS] nm on Third Edition .o files?

Michael Kjörling michael at kjorling.se
Tue Dec 20 07:03:23 AEST 2016


On 19 Dec 2016 12:33 -0800, from scj at yaccman.com (Steve Johnson):
>> e.g. "0177776->int =| 300"
> 
> The number on the
> left is a PDP-11 address, probably for some kind of control register.

That was my guess, too. I also want to point out that 0177776 ==
0xfffe. IMO this being near an obvious binary boundary would further
support the theory that it's a control register of some kind.

Interesting bit of C history, Steve; thank you for that tidbit.

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