[fpc-devel] Internal linker question

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Thu Aug 12 09:20:01 CEST 2010

Am 12.08.2010 09:13, schrieb Graeme Geldenhuys:
> Hi,
> [...just curious...]
> As far as I understand, the Windows version of FPC has an internal linker
> which greatly improved the speed of building/linking software on that platform.


> Why doesn't the Linux version of FPC (or any other platform for that
> matter) have it's own internal linker? Is it simply because nobody wrote it
> yet, 

Because nobody wrote one yet. But: the gnu elf linker is faster than the
gnu windows coff linker so the gain and motiviation is less to write an
internal elf linker.

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