[LLVMdev] [lld] Linker script findings.

Alex Rosenberg alexr at leftfield.org
Wed Jan 9 10:54:43 PST 2013

I agree that processing of linker scripts is a "flavor" issue. We have an in-house linker that processes them and has a different command line than GNU ld, so we'll want to process them in that "flavor" as we'll.

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On Jan 8, 2013, at 11:44 PM, Sean Silva <silvas at purdue.edu> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 9:44 AM, Shankar Easwaran
> <shankare at codeaurora.org> wrote:
>> Also the linker script functionality is only needed by ELF and not anything
>> else. It should be contained only within ELF.
> I agree with your point about encapsulation and separation of
> concerns. However, I believe that GNU ld will accept and use linker
> scripts even for the non-ELF formats it supports (not that we intend
> to emulate that behavior necessarily), so they aren't ELF-specific per
> se. Thus I feel that the right categorization might be "GNU ld"-only,
> and hence it would naturally be just a component of the GNU ld
> frontend, where it would be isolated from the rest of LLD.
> -- Sean Silva

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