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Re: Will the gold linker ever be NON Beta ?
On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 5:30 PM, Ian Lance Taylor via binutils
> On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 7:17 AM, Gordon McConnell
> <Gordon.McConnell@synopsys.com> wrote:
>> The main binutils page at https://www.gnu.org/software/binutils/ states:
>> gold - A new, faster, ELF only linker, still in beta test.
>> I've found some old threads about gold's Beta status - the newest appears to be this one from April 2015: https://sourceware.org/ml/binutils/2015-04/msg00051.html
>> Has anything changed since then, such that the Beta status might be altered any time soon ?
> As far as I know nothing has changed, which is to say, no GNU/Linux
> distro has yet chosen to make gold the standard linker.
I'd argue that a better criterion for when to emerge from a beta state
is feature completeness. The only area that I know of where gold could
be considered incomplete is in the scripting language support, but
full support for the Gnu ld scripting language was never a stated goal
of the project -- the goal was simply to support enough scripting to
enable the glibc build with gold. I think we're there, but if anyone
knows anything that's still preventing gold from building glibc,
please point me to the PR(s) and I'll prioritize those.