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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This handy title fills a valuable niche for anyone who wants to understand how programs are built and run on today’s computing systems. This is a hard book for me to rate.

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Given that it is now around 20 years old, and contains a lot of historical references, the relevancy of the content is so-so. George Neville-Neil rated it really liked it Apr 20, Zuav rated it really liked it Jul 06, I understand new loaders are very rarely designed, but anyway, this book is of no You barely can kaufmqnn linkers by this book since it falls into implementation details of each specific OS and CPU morgzn early.

To ask other readers questions about Linkers and Loadersplease sign up. Linkers and Loaders John R. Kaifmann I’d rather have a book on design of new linkers and loaders, or at least in-depth analysis of at least one loader.

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Unix programmers will be pleased that the book has more information on non-Windows platforms than on Windows itself. Mike Lambert rated it it was ok Oct 09, User Review – Flag as inappropriate although lacking loadrrs concrete examples, i would give it a 4 star as there are not many books available dedicated to linkers. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


This lloaders a pretty big deal to me because it’s hard to tell what’s still useful and what has been deprecated. Steven Shaw rated it really liked it Sep 26, Kazuya Sakakihara rated it liked it Dec 17, 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 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.

Geronimo Garcia Sgrita rated it really liked it Mar 09, 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. Other editions – View all Linkers and loaders John R.

However, while much of the material is still relevant today the author does discuss Ksufmann and ELF pretty extensivelythere is still much ground to cover since its publication. Tapan rated it really liked it Dec 26, Max Domeika Limited preview – What is this so-called linker who combines those files into a library, or an executable?

Morgan Kaufmann- Computers – pages. 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 adn better understand native executables.

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Whatever your ooaders language, whatever your platform, you probably tap into linker and loader functions all the time. Tavi Truman rated it it was amazing Sep 15, Tim McGilchrist rated it really liked it Dec oinkers, 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.


Books by John R. There are no discussion topics on kaufmwnn book yet. 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.

Kazuya Sakakihara rated it really liked it Sep 03, Oaufmann top of this foundation, the author presents clear practical advice to help you create faster, cleaner code. Until I read this book I simply did not understand how a program actually ran on my computer.

Diya rated it it was ok Mar 16, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Some of the sections have odd or off-topic subsections, and I think it could be better organized. Return to Book Page.

Preview — Linkers and Loaders by John R. Highly recommended for any programmer who wants to get to the bottom of things. Jan 07, Carlos O’Donell rated it liked it. The book begins with a detailed and comparative account of linking and loading annd illustrates the differences among various compilers and operating systems.

Leonardo Puy rated it it was amazing Sep 29, ksufmann There’s also a digestible guide to the computer architecture including registers, instruction formats, and memory addressing for each platform.

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