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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I was recommended this book in a reply to a Stackoverflow questionand I am not disappointed. Diya rated it it was ok Mar 16, It feels sort of haphazardly organized.

Linkers and Loaders by John R. Levine

Kazuya Sakakihara rated it liked it Dec 17, Software Development for Embedded Multi-core Systems: 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.

If likners serious about programming, you’ll devour this unique guide to one of the field’s least understood topics.

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 poaders IBM mainframes, Unix, and Windows. No eBook available Elsevier.

Linkers and Loaders

Evgen First rated it really liked it Jan 25, The book begins with a detailed and comparative account of linking and loading that illustrates the differences among various compilers and operating systems.


Leonardo Puy rated it it was amazing Sep 29, What is this so-called linker who combines those files into a library, or an executable? But still very useful and a great introduction to linkers and loaders. Kazuya Sakakihara rated it really liked it Sep 03, Tapan rated it really liked it Dec 26, Jan 07, Carlos O’Donell rated it liked it. Paperbackpages. Published init covers Linux ELF and a. Mike Lambert rated it it was ok Oct 09, Some of the sections have odd or off-topic subsections, and I think it could be better organized.

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He holds a Ph. Niklas rated it really liked it Jan 05, Kauf,ann, Ratings, and Recommendations: The book is certainly dated. But do you know how to use them to their greatest possible advantage? There’s ample discussion of Unix System V, for instance, and some now-mostly-deprecated file formats, like a.

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Unix programmers will be pleased that the book has more information on non-Windows platforms than on Windows itself. Thanks anr telling us about the problem. Account Options Sign in.

I didn’t know what linkers or loaders do going into this book, and while I am still confused about some aspects of them, I feel like I have a better understanding of amd happens between object andd and executable than I did before.

Other editions – View all Linkers and loaders John R. You’ll learn to avoid the pitfalls associated with Windows DLLs, take advantage of the space-saving, performance-improving techniques supported by many modern linkers, make the best use of the UNIX ELF library scheme, and much more.


Dan Preston rated it really liked it Nov 27, Dmitry Skripin rated it really liked it Mar 20, To ask other readers questions about Linkers and Loadersplease sign up. The book goes occasionally perhaps a little bit too much linkkers technical details, which I felt could be safely skipped. Trivia About Linkers and Loaders.

It’s the cross-platform perspective that distinguishes this book. Why does the compiler have to create object files? 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 Jan 11, Mike rated it it was ok Shelves: I can tell from these war stories that the author really has been there himself and survived to tell the tale.

Return to Book Page. Still a great book on the subject.

Whatever your programming language, whatever your platform, you probably tap into linker and loader functions all the time. Until I read this book I simply did not understand poaders a program actually ran on my computer.

The book was a little too specific for me and I couldn’t get much out of it.

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