GNU Binutils 2.27 Released
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 3 August 2016 at 03:47 PM EDT. Add A Comment
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Version 2.27 of GNU's Binutils has been released.

GNU Binutils 2.27 adds --enable-64-bit-archive and --elf-stt-common= options.

Gas as part of Binutils 2.27 now defaults to gas compressed debug sections for Linux/x86, support for the ARMv8-M architecture, ARC back-end improvements, new configure / command-line options, and various other new switches.

LD as part of Binutils 2.27 adds new linker options and other minor enhancements.

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