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I've been elbows deep in GNU ld's code the last few days and I gotta say, it's terrible.

I can see why so many people are writing new linkers. This codebase is junk.

@GeoffWozniak when i tried looking at bfd i wanted to commit a violence

@GeoffWozniak me trying to figure out how mtools works

(answer: strangely)

@GeoffWozniak On a project I'm working on, GNU ld just straight up fails. It won't link Rust with C++ build using the cc crate, so I had to document that people need to use mold or lld instead.

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