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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Evgen First rated it really liked it Jan 25, It’s 15 years old. Refresh and try again. There’ This is a hard book for me to rate. Preview — Linkers and Loaders by John R.
The book goes occasionally perhaps a little bit too much into technical details, which I felt could be safely skipped. I understand new loaders are very rarely designed, but anyway, this book is of no help when they do. Some of the sections have odd or off-topic subsections, and I mortan it could be better organized. Diya rated it it was ok Mar 16, 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 hardware.
Whatever your programming language, whatever your platform, you probably tap into linker and loader functions all the time.
Linkers and Loaders
Unix programmers will be pleased that the book has more information on non-Windows platforms than on Windows itself. Tavi Truman rated it it was amazing Sep 15, Dan Preston rated it really liked it Nov 27, Sep 18, Jan Kroken rated it really liked it.
If you’re serious about programming, you’ll devour this unique guide to one of the field’s least understood topics. Open Preview See a Problem? Short exercises are provided for each chapter, making this a useful resource for both classroom and self-study on what is an often overlooked topic. Highly recommended for any programmer who wants to get to the bottom of things. Return to Book Page. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The book begins with a detailed and comparative account of linking and loading that illustrates the differences among various compilers and operating systems.
John Levine’s book answers those questions, and more. Collective Wisdom from the Experts is “The Linker You may have written hundreds, maybe thousands of programs, but if you are like most programmers then everything that happens after the compilation is kind of mysterious. Nov 18, Jason Copenhaver rated it it was amazing.
But still very useful and a great introduction to linkers and loaders. Linkers and loaders John R. It’s the cross-platform perspective lpaders distinguishes this book. Still a great book on the subject. While most of the examples are focused on three computer architectures that loadfrs widely used today, there are also many side comments about interesting and quirky computer architectures of the past.
It is a must read for anyone who is thinking about hacking on a linker or loader e. Trivia About Linkers and Loaders. Why does the compiler have to create object files? Linkers linkrrs 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. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.
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. Lists with This Book.
Linkers and Loaders by John R. Levine
The book was a little too specific for me and I couldn’t get much out of it. This is a hard book for me to rate. Levine Morgan Kaufmann- Computers – pages 4 Reviews https: Software Development for Embedded Multi-core Systems: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
No eBook available Elsevier. Zuav rated it really liked it Jul 06, Kazuya Sakakihara rated it really liked it Sep 03, If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. In the end, the book presents recollection of dirty hacks from existing and dated implementation, however with explanations why there’re these hacks in the first place.
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