[fpc-devel] About Linker

listmember listmember at letterboxes.org
Tue Jul 19 01:49:01 CEST 2005

Peter Vreman wrote:
>>> Could someone give me some pointers to read about the
>>> subject.
> 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?
>> No.
> 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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