Re: some tiny and dumb questions

Michael Elizabeth Chastain (
Mon, 18 May 1998 20:27:06 -0500

Hi Albert,

> No, those still require the compiler. Why not have a tool that reads
> in the raw data and produces an ELF object file all by itself?
> That would get rid of the extra step with the compiler.

gnu ld can do that, if you write an appropriate .lds file. You could
get my Dancing Makefiles and take a look at the end stage of kernel
builds to see an example.

I really have no trouble with the compiler, though. Compilers are
fine tools for making object files. If you want something else, go out
and write something else and then arrange for it to be installed on
everyone's system who needs to run it.

Michael Chastain
"love without fear"

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to