What platform can run m68k COFF binaries?

Brian L. Stuart blstuart at bellsouth.net
Wed Sep 5 15:45:26 CDT 2018

On Wed, 9/5/18, Ethan Dicks via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> The part that puzzles me is the collection of object files and
> binaries in the directory above that.  'file' tells me that they are
> "m68k COFF" files.  From what I've read so far, COFF binaries are from
> System V Release 2-4.  What I can't reconcile is what they might have
> been compiled on.  Is it possible these were made for A/UX?  The
> relevant file dates (late-1988 through mid-1989) do overlap
> availability of A/UX version 1.

I'm pretty sure the AT&T UNIX PC (7300/3b1) used COFF.
I remember messing around with it when porting an old
version of gcc to the machine.  At that time, GNU was
playing around with something called robotusin (COFF


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