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.

--Sam

From: Hans Stimer <hans.stimer@gmail.com>
To: LLVMdev@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.

I started working towards a binutils replacement last year. See the
presentation Samuel mentioned and lib/Object. I have been working on
other things since then, but I now will be putting a lot more time
into it.

- Michael Spencer