Generate an object file in elf format from a go file.

I was asked to produce an object file in elf format from a go file for a school project.
I’m new to the go language, so I have no idea what I’m doing.

Wikipedia: Executable and Linkable Format

(ELF, formerly named Extensible Linking Format), is a common standard file format for executable files, object code, shared libraries, and core dumps.

One obvious way is to compile on a Unix-like OS like Linux.

$ cat hello.go
package main

import "fmt"

func main() {
	fmt.Println("Hello, Gophers!")

$ go version
go version devel +249da7ec02 Thu Feb 11 18:04:49 2021 +0000 linux/amd64
$ go env GOOS
$ go build -o hello hello.go
$ ./hello
Hello, Gophers!

$ objdump -f hello
hello:     file format elf64-x86-64

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