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Re: Nobody in the world understands Gnu's 'ld'.
- To: shebs at cygnus dot com (Stan Shebs)
- Subject: Re: Nobody in the world understands Gnu's 'ld'.
- From: hans at brandinnovators dot com (Hans Zuidam)
- Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 13:55:54 +0100 (MET)
- Cc: gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com
> email@example.com (root) writes:
[ a lot of ramblings about the GNU linker, typical
for someone who hasn't seen that much ]
> Stan Shebs wrote:
> ... It's not fiendishly difficult, but it
True, only fiendishly tedious... :-)
A sad thing about the current GNU code is that it starts to show
it's age. Look at the average gdb debugger interface: cut and
paste programming and lots of comments about the writer being
uncertain if [s]he's doing the right thing. Then when you write
your own interface, you are forced to do the same, the only other
option would be to rewrite major parts.
Another sad thing is that it works so damn well! If you just close
your eyes and go ahead with implementing those changes needed for
your particular environment, you always end up with something that
works reliable. That is when you remember the old proverb: if it
ain't broke, don't fix it.
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