[parisc-linux] internal error in tc-hppa.c?

Alan Modra alan@linuxcare.com.au
Sat, 23 Sep 2000 12:40:37 +1100 (EST)

On Fri, 22 Sep 2000, Grant Grundler wrote:

> Could someone who has a clue about tc-hppa.c improve the
> error reporting for this case?
> I'm certain we are going to see this again...

OK, it's fairly easy to make gas report symbols associated with fixups
that it doesn't understand.  I'll look at it in a few hours - I'm off to
pick up a new car :)

This sort of bug is due to gas originally being written just to process
gcc output.  ie. gas lays no claim to being a general purpose assembler.
x86 gas had the same sort of behaviour a few years ago, and you might be
surprised to know I met with some resistance to making x86 gas more
general purpose.

Alan Modra
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