Unsung tales of C/C++ object files | Studencki Festiwal Informatyczny

16th SFI Academic IT Festival

- 2020 |
16 edition 2020

Unsung tales of C/C++ object files

Type: Lecture
Speaker: Piotr Osiewicz
Day: 27/03/2020 time: 18:00
Class: Aula Średnia
Duration: 50 minutes
Language: Polish
SFI Edition: 16

Unsung tales of C/C++ object files


The opponent of every beginner programmer is a linker – a magical tool that screams and squeaks when we do something wrong (but what?). Most often, however, it’s not the problem.

The aim of the lecture is to explore the concept of object files (on the basis of which the linker creates an effect of the programmer’s work – an executable file or a library).

The topics will be discussed:

  • Translation units
  • Name mangling
  • Relocation
  • Symbols (their strength and visibility)
  • The future of object files (development direction).