To avoid some linking errors

Brad Roberts braddr at
Mon Oct 29 18:43:59 PDT 2012

On Tue, 30 Oct 2012, bearophile wrote:
> Andrei Alexandrescu:
> > Why can't the linking code be built into dmd? I am baffled :o).
> This is possible, but a better question is how much work is required to do
> this?
> Walter was very slowly translating the current linker from disassembly to C.
> If and once that program is all C, it's probably not too much hard to convert
> it to D, merge it with the dmd binary, and improve it in some ways.
> Bye,
> bearophile

Built in?  Absolutely not.  There's no way that it's architectually wise 
to have the linker as a part of the compiler binary.

Able to usefully interact with the linker?  Absolutely.

To be clear, I'm certain that Andrei was kidding / making a joke at 
Walter's expense.

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