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dynamic linking

Using external, executable subroutines at runtime. An application that depends on dynamic linking calls the external files as needed during execution. The subroutines are typically part of the operating system, but may be auxiliary files that came with the application.

.DLL, .SO, .SL or No Extension
In the Windows world, these external, executable files are called "dynamic link libraries" (see DLL). In the Unix/Linux world, which includes Mac OS X, the executable files are called "shared libraries" or "shared objects." They are stored in a Library or System folder often without a file extension, although .SO and .SL are also used. The Mac uses .DYLIB extensions for subroutines that are linked at startup rather than as needed. Contrast with static linking.
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iXSLT is available in February, 2000 as an executable (EXE), dynamic linking library (DLL) and COM module for Windows 95, 98, NT 4.
Dynamic linking allows Docusave Server to select between standard and custom libraries for job and document processing, including compression, conversion and filing interfaces to multiple content management systems.
Examples of such seamless cooperation include the dynamic linking of buyers and sellers, auctioning, tendering, as well as collaborative forecasting and engineering across enterprise boundaries.
eSynch Media's integrated media player is an entirely new way of seamlessly streaming the industry standard Microsoft Media Player, Real and Quicktime video streams through a single elegantly designed interface that is tightly coupled with an integrated HTML browser that allows for dynamic linking and e-commerce.
eSynch's integrated media player is an entirely new way of seamlessly streaming the industry standard Microsoft, Real and Quicktime video streams through a single elegantly designed interface that is tightly coupled with an integrated HTML browser that allows for dynamic linking and e-commerce.
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