|Developer(s)||Ian Lance Taylor|
|Platform||x86, x86-64, ARM, PowerPC|
|License||GNU General Public License version 3|
gold is a linker for ELF files. It became an official GNU package and was added to binutils on March, 2008  and first released in binutils version 2.19. Gold was developed by Ian Lance Taylor and a small team at Google. The motivation for writing gold was to make a linker that is faster than the GNU linker, especially for large applications coded in C++.
- GNU binutils
- GNU linker
- Comparison of executable file formats, also for PE/COFF (Windows), and Mach-O (Mac OS X) formats.
- "gold README". 2013-02-06. Retrieved 2013-03-06. "It is a GNU program, and therefore follows the GNU formatting standards[...]"
- "binutils cvs repository". Retrieved 2013-03-06.
- Ian Lance Taylor (2008-03-21). "New ELF linker code added to GNU binutils". binutils mailing list. Retrieved 2013-03-06.
- Ian Lance Taylor (2008-04-04). "gold: Google Releases New and Improved GCC Linker". Google Open Source Blog.
- Ian Lance Taylor (2007-08-22). "Linkers part 1".
- Ian Lance Taylor (2008). "A New ELF Linker". GCC Developers' Summit 2008. pp. 129–136. Retrieved 2013-03-06.
- Jake Edge (2008-03-26). "Striking gold in binutils". LWN.net. Retrieved 2010-12-09.
- "The LLVM gold plugin".
- "Incremental Linking with Gold". 2012 Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit. 2012-04-11.
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