CVS 20020506 typos/suggestions

timothy bauscher timothy at foce.eiomail.com
Tue May 7 11:56:17 PDT 2002


HOLA! some stuff needs fixing:


CVS 20020506

[S] Suggestion, IMO
[G] Grammar/Spelling/Typo related
[B] Bug


********************************
Chapter 5, Installing GCC-2.95.3
********************************


[G]
... "we recommend unsetting or modifying them when
building binutils. You have been warned."
         ^^^^^^^^
should be GCC
    


[S]
"Descriptions
...
collect2
    No description is currently available."

Found information pertaining to collect2 here:
http://docs.freebsd.org/info/gcc/gcc.info.Collect2.html

Relevent information:
--------------------- 
    "Many target systems do not have support in the assembler and linker
for "constructors"--initialization functions to be called before the
official "start" of `main'.  On such systems, GNU CC uses a utility
called `collect2' to arrange to call these functions at start time.

   The program `collect2' works by linking the program once and looking
through the linker output file for symbols with particular names
indicating they are constructor functions.  If it finds any, it creates
a new temporary `.c' file containing a table of them, compiles it, and
links the program a second time including that file."


Suggested description:
----------------------
collect2 assists with the compilation of constructors. Constructors
are pieces of code which are used to build objects.


[S]
"Descriptions
...
gcov
    No description is currently available."

Found information pertaining to gcov here:
http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc-3.0/gcc_8.html


Relevent information:
---------------------
"gcov is a test coverage program. Use it in concert with GNU CC to
analyze your programs to help create more efficient, faster running
code. You can use gcov as a profiling tool to help discover where your
optimization efforts will best affect your code. You can also use gcov
along with the other profiling tool, gprof, to assess which parts of
your code use the greatest amount of computing time."

Suggested description:
----------------------
gcov analyzes programs to help create more efficient, faster running
code through optimization.


[G]
"Library Files
...
libgcc
libgcc.a is a run-time support file for gcc.Most of the time..."       
                           
                                           ^^
insert <space>



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