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Linkers and Loaders



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Whatever your programming language, whatever your platform, you probably tap into linker and loader functions all the time. But do you know how to use them to their greatest possible advantage? Only now, with the publication of Linkers & Loaders, is there an authoritative book devoted entirely to these deep-seated compile-time and run-time processes. The book begins with a detailed and comparative account of linking and loading that illustrates the differences among various compilers and operating systems. On top of this foundation, the author presents clear practical advice to help you create faster, cleaner code. 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. If you're serious about programming, you'll devour this unique guide to one of the field's least understood topics. Linkers & Loaders is also an ideal supplementary text for compiler and operating systems courses.

Product code: 9781558604964

ISBN 9781558604964
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H235xW187
Series The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Software Engineering and Programming
No. Of Pages 272
Publisher Elsevier Science & Technology
Linkers and Loaders are parts of any computer system, forming the bridge between compilers/assemblers and operating systems. Linkers and loaders perform a variety of functions, including combining program modules to create a runnable program, assigning memory area to programs, and managing program libraries.