Linkers and Loaders. These are the manuscript chapters for my Linkers and Loaders, published by Morgan-Kaufman. See the book’s web site for ordering. Linkers & Loaders is also an ideal supplementary text for compiler and operating systems courses. Morgan Kaufmann, – Computers – pages. Title Linkers and Loaders; Author(s) John R. Levine; Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann; 1st edition (October 25, ); Paperback pages; eBook PDF files.

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But I’d rather have a book on design of new linkers and loaders, or at least in-depth analysis of at least kafumann loader. To ask other readers questions about Linkers and Loadersplease sign up. Jan 11, Mike rated it it was ok Shelves: Mike Lambert rated it it was ok Oct 09, Why does the compiler have to create object files? Published init covers Linux ELF and a. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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Dan Preston rated it really liked it Nov 27, I was recommended this book in a reply to a Stackoverflow questionand I am not disappointed. It carefully explains step by step what happens from the moment the code is compiled until it actually runs on the machine; and what’s more important, it makes it very clear why things are as they are today.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Collective Wisdom from the Experts is “The Linker Is not a Magical Program”, and this book goes a long way towards taking that magic away. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It’s 15 years old.

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Perhaps a case study, i. Linkers and Loaders John R. He is also publisher emeritus of the Journal of C Language Translationlong-time moderator of the comp.

The book was a little too specific for me and I couldn’t get much out of it. Jul 27, Suvaditya rated it really liked it. I came away linkerd that there must be a better set of linoers online by now; if I had to guess I would start off at Wikipedia. Click here to find out. Morgan Kaufmann- Computers – pages. Definitely worth reading if you write native code for a living or hobby.

On top of this foundation, the author presents clear practical advice to help you create faster, cleaner code. There’s ample discussion of Unix System V, for instance, and some now-mostly-deprecated file formats, like a.

Linkers and Loaders

On top of this foundation, the author presents clear practical advice to help you create faster, cleaner code. While most of the examples are focused on three computer architectures that are widely used today, there are also many side comments about interesting and quirky computer architectures of the Jun 07, Jose rated it liked it Shelves: If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Other editions – View all Linkers and loaders John R. 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. Jan 13, Steve rated it really liked it. Kazuya Sakakihara rated it liked it Dec 17, Johann rated it really liked it Nov 04, Tapan rated it really liked it Dec 26, To see what your friends thought of this book, mogran sign up.


This is a pretty big deal to me because it’s hard to tell what’s still useful and what has been deprecated. Whatever your programming language, whatever your platform, you probably tap into linker and loader functions all the time.

Account Options Sign in. Book Description Written for any programmer who works with compiled code, this book surveys today’s hardware platforms with a tour of how code is linked and executed on IBM mainframes, Unix, and Windows. John Levine’s book answers those questions, and more.

Linkers and Loaders by John R. Levine

Steven Shaw rated it really liked it Sep 26, He is also publisher emeritus of the Journal of C Language Translation, long-time moderator of the comp.

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It is a must read for anyone who is thinking about hacking on a linker or loader e. Refresh and try again.