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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Jul 27, Suvaditya rated it really liked it. Morrgan is this so-called linker who combines those files into a library, or an executable? 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. Books by John R.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Pretty much the only book of it’s kind and a great primer if you’re interested in writing your own linker or loader for an OS or just need to better understand native executables.

The book is certainly dated. 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.

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There’s ample discussion of Unix System V, for instance, and some now-mostly-deprecated file formats, like a. I was recommended this book in a reply to a Stackoverflow questionand I am not disappointed.


Lists with This Book. If you’re serious about programming, you’ll devour this unique guide to one of the field’s least understood topics.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. But ksufmann you know how to use them to their greatest possible advantage? Linkers and Loaders John R. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He holds a Ph. Kazuya Sakakihara rated it liked it Dec 17, Linkers and Loaders by John Loaaders.

John Levine’s book answers those questions, and more. It feels sort of haphazardly organized.

It is a must read for anyone who is thinking about hacking on a linker or loader e. Why does the compiler have to create object files? To ask other readers questions jorgan Linkers and Loadersplease sign up. Feb 28, Joshua Goller rated it liked it. Click here to find out. User Review – Flag as inappropriate although lacking of kahfmann examples, i would give it a 4 star as there are not many books available dedicated to linkers.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Tavi Truman rated it it was amazing Sep 15, Dan Preston rated it really liked it Nov 27, He is also publisher emeritus of the Journal of C Language Translationlong-time moderator of the comp. Diya rated it it was ok Mar 16, Some of the sections have odd or off-topic subsections, and I think it could be better organized.

Whatever your programming language, whatever your platform, you probably tap into linker and loader functions all the time.

There’ This is a hard book for me to rate. Jan 21, Michael Pankov rated it it was ok Shelves: 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. However, while much of the material is still relevant today andd author does discuss PE and ELF pretty extensivelythere is still much ground to cover since its publication.


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Perhaps a case kaufmnan, i. Geronimo Garcia Sgrita rated it really liked it Mar 09, Evgen First rated it really liked it Jan 25, Dmitry Skripin rated it really liked it Mar 20, Jan 11, Mike rated it it was ok Shelves: 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. This handy iaufmann fills a valuable niche for anyone who wants to understand how programs are built and run on today’s computing systems.

Jan 07, Carlos O’Donell rated it liked it. He is also publisher emeritus of the Journal of C Language Translation, long-time moderator of the comp.

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