OFF: object file format !

Mike Prince
Mon, 7 Nov 1994 12:25:41 -0800 (PST)

On Sat, 5 Nov 1994, Francois-Rene Rideau wrote:

> We do need some portable object file format.
> When I say object, I mean any system object, not just executable
> binary code for some CPU.
> Why do we need it ? To encode objects when sent through a network.
> Network in my view also comprises linking two hosts with floppy transfers,
> or with a common file system. So, an object file format is a way (the only one)
> to have hosts communicate or archive objects (=communicating to self, later),
> or have them persistent.

I'm working on this right now.  I'll probably be done in just a few days 
so hang on...

P.S. it's more of a mechanism for getting info into/out of a host, that 
can bundle the relevant data.