I used my absence from the console to rebuild all the binutils packages
with shared libopcode and libbfd. This has shrinked each of the packages
for Linux/i486 by over 600KB. The new binutils also have an additional
new subop for the .set pseudo instruction:
pushed the current settings than can be changed by the .set operators
on a stack and
pops them again from this stack. The stack is only limited by the size of
the main memory. This feature is especially usefull for macros where it
can avoid a class of bugs that is difficult to track down. Simply wrap
the entire macro in .set push ... .set pop - that's all!
I've also uploaded a new patch for those that want to roll their own
binaries. Thistime I don't upload Sparc binaries. I'll do this when I'm
again at the university, but that will probably take some weeks. As
usual binary packages for other crosscompiling hosts are welcome!
A weird imagination is most useful to gain full advantage
of all the features - manpage of amd(8).