Re: Dropping a.out support -Reply

Randall Cone (
Fri, 02 May 1997 10:58:14 -0400

> >> On Fri, 2 May 1997 13:39:34 +0200 (MET DST), Thomas Koenig
> >> <> said:
> TK> Dropping a.out support would also go a long way towards
> TK> establishing that Linux is NOT a serious operating system. It
> TK> would also penalize those companies who first showed trust in
> TK> Linux by making their commercial software available at a time
> TK> when a.out was the only recognized format.
> Would not any serious commercial vendor have a new ELF release of
> there product, more than 2 years after it has been introduced?

What would be the cost in system efficiency to retain support for a.out
binaries for a couple of more years?

-Randy Cone