Friday, May 16, 2008

New ELF Linker for GNU Binutils: gold

This totally slipped my radar until now. Ian Lance Taylor, an employee from Google, wrote a new ELF linker that is meant to replace ld as Linux's default linker from scratch. The new linker is called "gold" and is approximately "five times faster linking large C++ applications", according to Ian's blog-post.
It has been released to the public open-source crowd as of March 21st with this announcement.
gold is written in C++ and consists of as little as 50,000 lines of code.


  1. Your blog is so nice.I like it.
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  2. is written in c++,but what is the type of application of gold,windows? browser?can it run on window?
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