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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But I’d rather have a book on design of new linkers and loaders, or at least in-depth analysis of at least one loader. Linkers and Loaders John R. The book closes with useful material on static libraries and dynamic linking, plus a short kaufmznn of Java and its class loader which can resolve classes on the fly as they are downloaded over the Internet.

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Linkers and Loaders

I was recommended this book in a reply to a Stackoverflow questionand I am not disappointed. Some of the sections have odd or off-topic subsections, and I think it could be better organized.

I wish I had read this book 10 years kaufmanm when I was still working with a custom loader implementation.

It’s 15 years old. If you like books and love to build cool products, linksrs may be looking for you. John Levine’s book answers those questions, and more. It feels sort of haphazardly organized. 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. 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.


Collective Wisdom from the Experts is “The Moragn 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. I understand new loaders kxufmann very rarely designed, but anyway, this book is of no You barely can understand linkers by this book since it falls into implementation details of each specific OS and CPU too early.

Jan 11, Mike rated it it was ok Shelves: He is also publisher emeritus of the Journal of C Language Translationlong-time moderator of the comp. There’ This is a hard book for me to rate. Perhaps a case study, i. Tim McGilchrist rated it really liked it Dec 20, Evgen First rated it really liked it Jan 25, Feb 28, Joshua Goller rated it liked it.

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On one hand, I found this book to be really hard to read, but at a second glance, I can’t really say there is anything wrong with it except for a two points: There’s ample discussion of Unix System V, for instance, and some now-mostly-deprecated file formats, like a.

User Review – Flag as inappropriate although lacking of concrete examples, i would give it a 4 star as there are not many books available dedicated to linkers. But do you know how to use them to their greatest possible advantage? The book was a little too specific for me and I couldn’t get much out of it.


Books by John R. The book begins wi Whatever your programming language, whatever your platform, you probably tap into linker and loader functions all the time.

Linkers and Loaders

The book begins with a detailed and comparative account of linking and loading that illustrates the differences among various compilers and operating systems. Published init covers Linux ELF and a.

Until I read this book I simply did not understand how a program actually ran on my computer. Johann rated it really liked linkegs Nov 04, He holds a Ph. Levine Morgan Kaufmann- Computers – pages 4 Reviews https: A few details are still a bit fuzzy, but now I feel much better equipped for dealing with obscure linker errors or custom linker scripts.

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.

There’s also a digestible guide to the computer architecture including registers, instruction formats, and memory addressing for each platform.

No eBook available Elsevier. He is also publisher kauufmann of the Journal of C Language Translation, long-time moderator of the comp. Quinn Jackson kaufkann it it was amazing Nov 28, Highly recommended for any programmer who wants to get to the bottom of things.