Re: linker

"Dave Hanson" <>
13 Apr 1998 00:43:06 -0400

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From: "Dave Hanson" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 13 Apr 1998 00:43:06 -0400
Organization: Microsoft Corp.
References: 98-04-017
Keywords: linker

Our paper,

C. W Fraser & D. R. Hanson,
"A Machine-Independent Linker",
Software Practice and Experience 12 (4), 351-366, Apr. 1982,

explains the general principles of linkers and describes a mostly
machine-independent implementation, but it does not describe
machine-specific linkers. Other sources include the following articles/books
(which are admittedly a bit dated--but so are linkers ;->):

L. Presser and J. R. White, "Linkers and Loaders", Computing Surveys 4,
149-167, 1972.
D. W. Barron, "Assemblers and Loaders", 3/e, North Holland, NY, 1987;
P. Calingaert, "Program Translation Fundamentals: Methods and Issues",
Computer Science Press, Rockville, MD, 1988.

The gems Graham, "Principles of Systems Programming", (Wiley, 1977) and
Donovan, "Systems Programming" (McGraw-Hill, 1972) describe loaders/linkers
in the mainframe days.

Wong Chujoy, Jaime wrote in message 98-04-017...
>Does anyone know any sites that explain linker operation ie/ sections,
>alignment, etc..


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