An Unsung Hero: The Hardworking ELF
The Executable and Linking Format is a standard for object modules, libraries, executables, and core files. Many UNIX and UNIX-like systems use ELF, and the ELF standard has contributed substantially to the development of compiler toolchains and debugging tools for a variety of systems. Peter Seebach looks at the history of the ELF specification and why it's been so useful.
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