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// version.c -- print gold version information
// Copyright (C) 2006-2021 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
// Written by Ian Lance Taylor <>.
// This file is part of gold.
// This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
// it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
// the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or
// (at your option) any later version.
// This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
// but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
// GNU General Public License for more details.
// You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
// along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
// Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street - Fifth Floor, Boston,
// MA 02110-1301, USA.
#include "gold.h"
#include <string>
#include <cstdio>
#include "../bfd/bfdver.h"
namespace gold
// The version of gold.
// FIXME: This should eventually be PACKAGE_VERSION, and get the
// version number from But it's easier to just change
// this file for now.
static const char* version_string = "1.16";
// Report version information.
print_version(bool print_short)
// The --version output is intended to follow the GNU coding
// standards. We want to print something like:
// GNU gold (GNU binutils 2.19) 1.4
// BFD_VERSION_STRING looks like "(GNU Binutils) 2.19". We take off
// those parentheses.
std::string bfd_version(BFD_VERSION_STRING);
if (bfd_version[0] == '(')
bfd_version.erase(0, 1);
size_t pos = bfd_version.find(')');
if (pos != std::string::npos)
bfd_version.erase(pos, 1);
printf("GNU gold (%s) %s\n", bfd_version.c_str(), version_string);
if (!print_short)
// This output is intended to follow the GNU standards.
printf(_("Copyright (C) 2021 Free Software Foundation, Inc.\n"));
This program is free software; you may redistribute it under the terms of\n\
the GNU General Public License version 3 or (at your option) a later version.\n\
This program has absolutely no warranty.\n"));
// Return the version string.
const char*
return version_string;
} // End namespace gold.