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link editor

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linker

A utility program that connects a compiled or assembled program to a particular environment. Also known as a "link editor," the linker unites references between program modules and libraries of subroutines. Its output is a load module, which is executable code ready to run in the computer. See executable code and bind.
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FORESYS 2.1 supports the development of quality assurance and migration to Fortran 90 and 95, providing complete analyses of both Fortran products and detecting errors that may be missed by compilers or link editors. The program can reduce revising and reprogramming costs by about 75% by highlighting non- initialised variables, incoherence between procedures and the inadequate use of pointers.
About proposals to link editors' pay to goals on covering minorities, he said, "If we can develop the right way to measure it, one of the good things is that we won't have to interfere with editorial independence at all.