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A Machine-Independent Linker

Christopher W. Fraser and David R. Hanson


Linkers, although a well-established component of language translation, are typically machine-dependent, idiosyncratic, and hard for many users to understand. This paper describes a machine-independent linker and object language. The linker embodies those linking functions that are machine-independent and centralizes them in a single tool, simplifying compilers, assemblers, and loaders. Included are descriptions of its operation, implementation, and application.


Publication typeInproceedings
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