[TUHS] Origins of the SGS (System Generation Software) and COFF (Common Object File Format)

Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Fri Feb 24 01:13:27 AEST 2023

    > From: Clem Cole

    > MIT had a modified a.out format for the NU machine ports - that might
    > have been called b.out.

Yes. Here's the man page output:


(I don't have the source for that, alas.) It's basically just a.out with
32-bit fields instead of 16-bit. I have a .h file for the format too, if
anyone has any interest in it. It's all part of the MIT 68K workbench that
used PCC (the source for all of which I do have).


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