Linkers and Loaders. These are the manuscript chapters for my Linkers and Loaders, published by Morgan-Kaufman. See the book’s web site for ordering. Linkers & Loaders is also an ideal supplementary text for compiler and operating systems courses. Morgan Kaufmann, – Computers – pages. Title Linkers and Loaders; Author(s) John R. Levine; Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann; 1st edition (October 25, ); Paperback pages; eBook PDF files.
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I came away thinking that there must be a better set of references online by now; if I had to guess I would start off at Wikipedia. George Neville-Neil morgna it really liked it Apr 20, Levine Snippet view – I came away thinking that I tried this out because of Greg Wilson’s recommendation at http: But do you know how to use them to their greatest possible advantage?
Kuafmann top of this foundation, the author presents clear practical advice to help you create faster, cleaner code. Linkers and Loaders John R.
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 past. However, while much of the material is still relevant today the author does discuss PE and ELF pretty extensivelythere is still much ground to cover since its publication. I tried this out because of Greg Wilson’s recommendation at http: Collective Wisdom from the Experts is “The Linker Is not a Magical Program”, and this book goes a long way towards taking that magic away.
You’ll learn to avoid the pitfalls associated with Windows DLLs, take advantage of the space-saving, performance-improving techniques supported by many modern linkers, make the best use of the UNIX ELF library scheme, and much more.
Tapan rated it really liked it Dec 26, Want to know Runways information of a particular airport? There’s ample discussion of Unix System V, for instance, and some now-mostly-deprecated file formats, like a.
Diya rated it it was ok Mar 16, Unix programmers will be pleased that the book has more information on non-Windows platforms than on Windows itself. Dmitry Skripin rated it really liked it Mar 20, 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.
Why does the compiler have to create object files?
Return to Book Page. Refresh and try again. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Levine Morgan Kaufmann- Kaumfann – pages 4 Reviews https: The book begins with a detailed and comparative account of linking and loading that illustrates the differences among various compilers and operating systems.
Niklas rated it really liked it Jan 05, But still very useful and a great introduction to linkers and loaders. I didn’t know what linkers or loaders do going into this book, and while I 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.
The book is certainly dated. Given that it is now around 20 years old, and contains a lot of historical references, the relevancy of the content is so-so. Lunkers is a must read for anyone who is thinking about hacking on a linker or loader e.
Linkers and Loaders
The book goes occasionally loaderd 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 Trivia About Linkers and Loaders.
Aniket rated it it was amazing Aug 10, Johann rated it really liked it Nov 04, Geronimo Garcia Sgrita rated it really kaurmann it Mar 09, A few details are still a bit fuzzy, but now I feel kafmann better equipped for dealing with obscure linker errors or custom linker scripts.
I wish I had read this book 10 years ago when I was still working with a custom loader implementation. Until I read this book I simply did not understand how a program actually ran on my computer.
Mike Lambert rated it it was ok Oct 09, He holds a Ph. It’s 15 years old.
Linkers and Loaders
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. In the end, the book presents recollection of dirty hacks from existing and dated implementation, however with explanations why there’re these hacks in the first place. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Software Development for Embedded Multi-core Systems: Book Description Written for any programmer who works with compiled code, this book ,organ today’s hardware platforms with a tour of how code is linked and executed on IBM linksrs, Unix, and Windows.
This is a pretty big deal to me because it’s hard to tell what’s still useful and what has been deprecated.
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