[fpc-devel] About Linker
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Tue Jul 19 01:49:01 CEST 2005
Peter Vreman wrote:
>>> Could someone give me some pointers to read about the
> Ever heard Google? The second result with a search for 'linker' has
> a lot of information.
That was harsh. I did of course google. But, from
the links, I did not get much digestable info.
The second link for 'linker' on Google is this.
How is it relevant?....
You see, if you know little about a subject, there's
little chance you can locate useful information...
That is why I asked here.
>>> The reason why I was interested is, it seems a Linker
>>> is more difficult to write than a compiler --after all
>>> we do have FPC, but not a linker in Pascal.
>>> Is it true that a linker is harder to write?
> A linker is much easier than a compiler. The hardest part is
> the analysing of bugs, because you need to debug the
> generated result and debug that at assembly level.
Pardon my ignorance, but why does it have to be debugged
at assembler level?
>>> If not, why hasn't anyone done one yet?
>> Other things were important so far?
> There is already a start of a linker, but there was no time
> to finish it. We first wanted release a stable compiler.
Any links to it?
Thank you for your time.
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