Mold: A Modern Linker

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  • mold

    mold: A Modern Linker

  • zld

    A faster version of Apple's linker

    as an alternative linker for Rust as an example:

    https://github.com/michaeleisel/zld#if-using-rust

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  • zig

    General-purpose programming language and toolchain for maintaining robust, optimal, and reusable software.

    Zig's compiler isn't optimizing for linking speed over everything else though AFAIK. Also, Andrew says in the thread[0] that the linker doesn't (yet) address the types of complex scenarios that rui talks about.

    [0] https://github.com/ziglang/zig/issues/1535#issuecomment-6784...

  • posix-spawn

    Ruby process spawning library

    What about posix_spawn() with POSIX_SPAWN_USEVFORK? That saves some of the overhead. See eg https://github.com/rtomayko/posix-spawn#benchmarks

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