Re: New draft version of o65 file format

From: Gabor Lenart (
Date: 2005-03-30 09:59:48

BTW, another comment. As far as I know, .o65 format allows one text segment,
right? I would like to use multiple text segment in the future, like
initalization code should be dropped after executing at startup. Somewhere
it is useful. For example in an envirnoment where memory is paged, so
the program should be separated into multiple segments. Of course this
can be true for data as well. This demonstra

This is again can be a big change suitable for v2.0 of the format,
or can be introduced in an ugly way (use optional header to declare that
you have second, third etc text segment for example. however some existing
tool may have problem even if we place optional text segment after
exported globals list - expects end of file there - and it also very-very
ugly, not even mentioning the need of relocation ability in the added
segments as well. Ehhh ... 

Am I crazy, or it is a useful idea? :)

On Tue, Mar 29, 2005 at 01:35:21AM +0200, fachat wrote:
> Hi all,
> after a long time I have found some time to prepare a new version of the 
> o65 file format specifications. It contains some small changes that were
> lingering in my inbox for quite a while, and some more and improved
> explanations. Also a link to a simple loader implementation in 6502
> assembler is now there.

- Gábor

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