Linkers and Loaders has ratings and 10 reviews. Steve said: Definitely worth reading if you write native code for a living (or hobby).Published in. “I enjoyed reading this useful overview of the techniques and challenges of implementing linkers and loaders. While most of the examples are focused on three. Only now, with the publication of Linkers & Loaders, is there an authoritative book John Levine is the author or co-author of many books, including lex & yac.
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On top of this foundation, the author presents clear practical advice to help you create faster, cleaner code. Ian Lance Taylor has recently implemented an ELF-only linker, and described it in a series of blog posts.
Levine, Linkers and Loaders. He holds a Ph. I understand new loaders are very rarely designed, but anyway, this book is of no help when they do. Johann rated it really liked it Nov 04, It’s the cross-platform perspective that distinguishes this book. Whatever your programming language, whatever your platform, you probably tap into linker and loader functions all the time.
Zuav rated it really liked it Jul 06, Collective Wisdom from the Experts is “The Linker You may have written hundreds, maybe thousands of programs, but if you are like most programmers then everything that happens after the compilation is kind of mysterious.
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Want to Read saving…. On top of this foundation, the author presents clear practical advice to help you create faster, cleaner code. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. My takeaway is that the basic principles of linkers and loaders are straightforward enough but that every single specific implementation is a collection of nasty hacks influenced by the operating system and hardware.
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To ask other readers questions about Linkers and Loadersplease sign up. You barely can understand linkers by this book since it falls into implementation details of each specific OS and CPU too early. A few details are still a bit fuzzy, but now I feel much better equipped for dealing with obscure linker errors or custom linker scripts. It is a must read for anyone who is thinking about hacking on a linker or loader e. Employed Russian k 19 The book is certainly dated.
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Some of the sections have odd or off-topic subsections, and I think it could be better organized. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The book goes occasionally perhaps a little bit too much into technical details, which I felt could be safely skipped.
While most of the examples are focused on three computer architectures that are widely used today, there are also many side comments about interesting and quirky computer architectures of the The book begins wi Whatever your programming language, whatever your platform, you probably tap into linker and loader functions all the time.
The book closes with useful material on static libraries and dynamic linking, plus a short tour of Java and its class loader which can resolve classes on the fly as they are downloaded over the Internet. No trivia or quizzes yet. I didn’t know what linkers or loaders do going into this book, and while Levne am still confused about some aspects of them, I feel like I have a better understanding of what happens between object code and executable than I did before.