6.1 Have You Found a Bug?
If you are not sure whether you have found a bug, here are some guidelines:
- If the linker gets a fatal signal, for any input whatever, that is a
ld bug. Reliable linkers never crash.
- If ld produces an error message for valid input, that is a bug.
- If ld does not produce an error message for invalid input, that
may be a bug. In the general case, the linker can not verify that
object files are correct.
- If you are an experienced user of linkers, your suggestions for
improvement of ld are welcome in any case.