Linkers and Loaders has ratings and 10 reviews. Steve said: Definitely worth reading if you write native code for a living (or hobby).Published in. “I enjoyed reading this useful overview of the techniques and challenges of implementing linkers and loaders. While most of the examples are focused on three. Only now, with the publication of Linkers & Loaders, is there an authoritative book John Levine is the author or co-author of many books, including lex & yac.
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This is a hard book for me to rate. So far, the only decent “book” i’ve found is the Intel Software Developers Manual Vol 3, but that does not cover relocation and is much too advanced and detailed for a newbie – it’s got stuff on SSE etc.
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Reviews, Ratings, and Recommendations: Steven Shaw rated it really liked it Sep 26, My only linkera is that it spent a lot of pages talking about real mode but being published inwe were less than a decade removed from that fever dream of backwards compatibility.
Tapan rated it really liked it Dec 26, Linkers and Loaders John R.
I came away thinking that there must be a better set of references online by now; if I had to guess I would start off at Wikipedia. Tavi Truman rated it it was amazing Sep 15, I understand new loaders are very rarely designed, but anyway, this book is of no You barely can understand linkers by this book since it falls into implementation details of each specific OS and CPU too early.
My takeaway is that the basic principles of linkers and loaders are straightforward enough but that every single specific implementation is a collection of nasty hacks influenced by the operating system and linkeds.
Linkers and Loaders
It is a must read for anyone who is thinking about hacking on a linker or loader e. He holds a Ph. Nov 12, David Lindelof rated it really liked it.
Kazuya Sakakihara rated it liked it Dec 17, Tim McGilchrist rated it really liked it Dec 20, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I tried this out because of Greg Wilson’s recommendation at http: Levine Snippet view – Books by John R.
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The book goes occasionally perhaps a little bit too much into technical details, which I felt could be safely skipped. George Neville-Neil rated it really liked it Apr 20, However, while much of the material is still relevant today the author does discuss PE and ELF pretty extensivelythere is still much ground to cover since its publication.
Want to Read saving…. Ian Lance Taylor has recently implemented an ELF-only linker, and described it in a series of blog posts.
Linkers and Loaders by John R. Levine
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