gold (linker)

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gold
Developer(s) Ian Lance Taylor
Written in C++
Operating system GNU
Platform x86, x86-64, ARM, PowerPC
Type Linker
License GNU General Public License version 3

gold is a linker for ELF files. It became an official GNU package[1] and was added to binutils on March, 2008[2] [3] and first released in binutils version 2.19. Gold was developed by Ian Lance Taylor and a small team at Google.[4] The motivation for writing gold was to make a linker that is faster than the GNU linker,[4] especially for large applications coded in C++.

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  1. ^ "gold README". 2013-02-06. Retrieved 2013-03-06. It is a GNU program, and therefore follows the GNU formatting standards[...] 
  2. ^ "binutils cvs repository". Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  3. ^ Ian Lance Taylor (2008-03-21). "New ELF linker code added to GNU binutils". binutils mailing list. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  4. ^ a b Ian Lance Taylor (2008-04-04). "gold: Google Releases New and Improved GCC Linker". Google Open Source Blog. 

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