[LLVMdev] Native linker

Marshall Clow mclow.lists at gmail.com
Sat Sep 24 20:04:04 PDT 2011

On Sep 24, 2011, at 7:48 PM, Samuel Crow wrote:
>> From: Hans Stimer <hans.stimer at gmail.com>
>> To: LLVMdev at cs.uiuc.edu
>> Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2011 5:40 PM
>> Subject: [LLVMdev] Native linker
>> Is there a native linker in the roadmap so that there isn't a dependency on binutils? Is it considered out of scope?
>> It seems to me that I saw mention of someone starting such a project a while ago. Did it ever get anywhere? Was there a particular reason why it wasn't folded into llvm as an official project?
> Hi Hans,
> There was a presentation at last year's DevMeeting.  See http://www.llvm.org/devmtg/2010-11/ and look for the presentation on Object Files by Michael Spencer.  As for the news, we haven't heard much here either.

There was also something mentioned on-list very recently.

On Sep 21, 2011, at 4:58 PM, C. Bergström wrote:
> On 09/22/11 04:33 AM, David Chisnall wrote:
>> So, we have all of the pieces for a completely open C++ stack and GNU ld is, I think, the last big stumbling block for a GPL-free FreeBSD 10.
> PathScale is lining up the pieces to do part of the work for a linker, but not all of it.  Someone @FBSD contacted me, but hasn't followed-up to figure out if our work will be beneficial to you guys at all.

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