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From: tleylan@aloha.com
Keywords: linker, question, comment
Organization: Compilers Central
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 1994 20:40:42 GMT

Hi... I have to believe I'm not alone with this problem but after years of
periodically looking for solutions I still can't find much in the way of
information or examples of turning source code into Intel .OBJ format
(linkable) modules.

I've read all the books, Aho, Holub. Fischer,,,,,,,, and about 9 others
and while everybody talks about parsing, and lexical analysis nobody
appears to actually complete a compiler.

I don't want to output C source or assembly just something that can be
linked by the average PC-based DOS linker. Has anybody done this and
would they be willing to chat about it or point me toward something that
explains it ? I have found a document that describes the Intel .OBJ
record formats but while it illustrates the "what" it doesn't mention the

Thanks for any pointers... I'm determined to compile some arbitrary code
of my own design into an executable program before I die. <g>

[This is a very poorly documented area, one of the reasons I keep threatening
to write a book on linkers and loaders. -John]

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