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Moving to IA-64 or Alpha without source code?

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The Question is:

We have an VAX object library which we do not have source to re-compile and
 re-link for Alpha.
How we translate it to Alpha library ?

The Answer is :

  You will need to rewrite/recreate the source code, or you will need to
  create VAX shareable or executable image(s) from the object modules and
  use the (unsupported) DECmigrate translation tool to translate the VAX
  images over to Alpha instructions and Alpha images, or you will need to
  disassemble the object code (again probably via the creation of executable
  or shareable images from the object code) back to VAX Macro32 instructions
  and then use the Macro32 compiler on OpenVMS Alpha to create OpenVMS Alpha
  object code, or you will need to find an alternative or replacement object
  library or replacement shareable image and alter your code to call it.

answer written or last revised on ( 6-SEP-2001 )

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