RFC: ghc's dynamic linker

Mike Thomas Mike Thomas" <miketh@brisbane.paradigmgeo.com
Wed, 28 Aug 2002 10:40:29 +1000

Hi Alastair.

> I just want to remark that anyone contemplating hacking on object
> files should steer well clear of BFD which is the most inconsistently
> implemented, poorly (though abundantly) documented obstacle to quality
> programming it has ever been my misfortune to use.  Particularily
> galling is the fact that BFD provides little indication (in
> documentation, compile-time errors, etc.) that certain functionality
> is completely unimplemented on a particular platform.

Thanks for that - I have had a similar experience and am not experienced in
this side of programming so I was finding the BFD library to be particularly

In the context of  GCL it is indeed Linux Elf platforms which work nicely
with BFD.


Mike Thomas.