Handrolled linker?

David Brown haskell at davidb.org
Wed Jun 2 12:44:50 EDT 2004

Any estimates on the difficulty of changing Linker.c to be able to use
standard dynamic link calls (dlopen, ...) rather than having to be
customized for every target platform.

I'm considering making this work on powerpc-linux, but I'm thinking it
might be a more useful task to make the linker more portable, rather
than just hacking in another platform.

There are a few platforms (linux alpha, linux powerpc) where the
compiler wasn't very difficult to get working, but ghci doesn't work
because of the linker problem.


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