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Re: libelf status? status of other binutils alternatives?
On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 08:55:23AM -0500, der Mouse wrote:
> > The linker is about 80% of the work and complexity of a new
> > toolchain; the assembler, which they also don't seem to have started,
> > makes up the other 20% and the rest is absolutely trivial.
> Unless you're trying for deadpan humour (which doesn't seem to fit with
> the rest of that email), I think you've forgotten about the compiler.
We were talking specifically about binutils. Plus, isn't the normal
usage "compiler and toolchain"? :-)
> I've written several assemblers. I wouldn't hesitate to try a linker.
> I would be somewhat daunted by the prospect of trying a compiler.
Compilers are somewhat different from other things but one gets the
hang of it fairly quickly...
David A. Holland
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