(7.) Object file
1969.3.1, James Logan's Stenton, Philadelphia, PA; Diary of Elizabeth Drinker 3: 2135, 2192.
Caligari's trueSpace modeling program was used to import the object file
, now titled "gum.cob." The gum object was copied in this program several times to create at least three separate instances of the gum object within a trueSpace scene.
This illusion can be conveyed by the provision of fat binaries, multiple versions of the same program within a single object file
. Providing users with a fat binary containing executable code for different hardware architectures enables them to substitute computers at their leisure among the supported processor families without having to worry about software compatibility.
Choices includes a subclass of the abstract class CodeLoader for each type of object file
format used by the operating system.
It is not necessary to have access to the source code that defines this class, only to an object file
A program using a class will only link in those object files
that are explicitly specified or are implicitly linked because they are needed by an object file
that is included in the program.
"One of our goals is to consolidate object files
from key departments," Shelley Buttry, IT Director at SWMC, explained.