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header file

In C programming, a source code file that contains common definitions and data structures that all programmers may use as required. Also called "include files," because the #include statement is used to incorporate them with the program, header files use a .h extension. See precompiled header.
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If you examine closely the implementation in the STL library for the list class, which can be found in header file <list>, you will see that it follows this structure.
We solved the problem by writing a short Lisp program that transforms C header files into a Lisp foreign interface.
The tool generates a C header file that can be integrated with FX3 applications using the FX3 API library and used with standard ARM tools.
The library is called NXTControl and consists of header file NXTControl.
h, which is a header file that gives access to the SimStruct data structure and the MATLAB Application Program Interface (API) functions.
Header file contains prototypes that specify the remote methods to be called in the web SOAP/XML services:
Yet, despite the complex functionality of these libraries, the user interface is simple -- just one library file and one header file.
The deliverables of this WG include a paper specification and possibly a statistical timing interface header file to further industry-wide interoperability.
The Crossware Suite includes a separate C header file for each microprocessor in the range.