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

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Fri Feb 24 05:37:33 AEST 2023

On Wed, Feb 22, 2023 at 11:30 PM Lars Brinkhoff <lars at nocrew.org> wrote:

> Clem Cole wrote:
> > MIT had a modified a.out format for the NU machine ports - that might
> > have been called b.out.  CMU had macho which again was an extended
> > a.out but even more flexible.
> Digital Research's GEMDOS also used a modified a.out format (at least as
> found on the Atari ST), pretty much the original PDP-11 format with
> 32-bit addresses.

MIT's PCC ports to various micros, especailly x86, also used b.out that was
quite similar to a.out.

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