|GNU Incremental Linking?? email@example.com (Randall Edick) (1997-03-01)|
|Re: GNU Incremental Linking?? David.Monniaux@ens-lyon.fr (1997-03-05)|
|From:||David.Monniaux@ens-lyon.fr (David Monniaux)|
|Date:||5 Mar 1997 13:45:44 -0500|
|Organization:||Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France|
Randall Edick (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
: Does anyone know if there are plans to implement incremental
: linking in gnu c/c++?
: [Good question. There were some interesting papers a few years back
: reporting extremely fast link turnaround with an incremental linker at
: the cost of what was then a lot of memory. Considering how our
: opinions of what's a lot of memory have changed, it should be worth
: another look. -John]
A fact that you may not be aware of: SunSoft ships an incremental
linker (ild) for use with its C / Fortran / Pascal development
systems. It's used by default when you ask for debug info (thus
meaning you don't want a definite version). I have never quite used
it, and I know its automatic use when using debug mode puzzled friends
of mine (some messages would appear every 4 compiles or so... :-) ).
Thus incremental linking is now in the industrial mainstream.
My two cents.
Computer science student at ENS, Lyon, France
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