[RFA] pei386 dll: auto-import patch

Charles Wilson cwilson@ece.gatech.edu
Wed Aug 1 22:07:00 GMT 2001

Charles Wilson wrote:

> Okay, here's the revised patch and Changelog.  Differences from earlier 
> version:
> 1) --enable-gory-debug ==> --enable-extra-pe-debug
> 2) added --enable-auto-import option
> 3) made --disable-auto-import the default
> 4) encapsulated pe_dll_auto_import into bfd_link_info structure: new 
> field "pei386_auto_import
> 5) changed pe_em(auto_export) filters to be table-based (*)
> 6) moved detailed docs into ldint.texi
> 7) removed "bugger"
> 8) followed GNU coding style
> 9) removed ldlang.c patch
> 10) removed C++ comments
> (*) Actually, because of context, I had to use five different tables 
> (libs to exclude, object files to exclude, complete symbol names to 
> exclude, symbol prefixes to exclude, and symbol suffixes to exclude)
> It builds, compiles, and passes my preliminary tests.  I'll have a 
> binary package for others to test with up on my website soon.  (Note 
> that you'll have to explicitly specify --enable-auto-import now).

source and binary tarballs at

These do NOT reflect any of DJ's most recent suggestions (posted at 


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