Mail Archives: djgpp/2000/07/25/08:37:43

Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 15:36:55 +0300 (IDT)
From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
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To: Edmund Horner <ejrh AT paradise DOT net DOT nz>
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Subject: Re: DXEs and other OSes
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On Wed, 26 Jul 2000, Edmund Horner wrote:

> Considering a compiled DXE is virtually no more than pure machine code,
> would a DXE compiled with DJGPP run fine with a program under Linux
> (assuming the DXE mechanism was ported to linux, of course).

Probably not.

> That is, is the only difference between DJGPP and gcc for Linux the
> libraries?

No, that's not the only difference.  DJGPP uses a different object code 
format (COFF as opposed to ELF).  In addition, a DXE may, depending on 
what's in it, call DOS or DPMI functions which, of course, won't work on 

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