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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Linkers and Loaders

Morgan Kaufmann- Computers – pages. I understand new loaders are very rarely designed, but loaderx, this book is of no help when they do.

Preview — Linkers and Loaders by John R. Quinn Jackson rated it it was amazing Nov 28, I tried this out because of Greg Wilson’s recommendation at http: George Neville-Neil rated it really liked it Apr 20, You barely can understand linkers by this book since it falls into implementation details of each specific OS and CPU too early.


If you’re serious about programming, you’ll devour this unique guide to one of the field’s least understood topics. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Some of the sections have odd or off-topic subsections, and I think it could be better organized. No eBook available Elsevier.

Linkers and Loaders by John R. Levine

I wish I had read this book 10 years ago when I was still working with a custom loader implementation. It feels sort of haphazardly organized. It is a must read for anyone who is thinking about hacking on a linker or loader e.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Jan 13, Steve rated it really liked it. Sep 18, Jan Kroken rated it really liked it. This handy title fills a valuable niche for anyone who wants to understand how programs are built and run on today’s computing systems.


Whatever your programming language, whatever your platform, you probably tap into linker and loader functions all the time. Jan 07, Carlos O’Donell rated it liked it. 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.

Max Domeika Limited linkets – 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 what happens between object code and executable than I did before.


Unix programmers will be pleased that the book has more information on non-Windows platforms than on Windows itself. There’s also a digestible guide to the computer architecture including registers, instruction formats, and memory addressing for each platform. Levine Morgan Kaufmann- Computers – pages 4 Reviews https: Zuav rated it really liked it Jul 06, 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 past.

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