static linking

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static linking

Combining all necessary subroutines from external libraries into one executable file when compiling an application. When running, the application is not dependent on any of the operating system's auxiliary software components, known as "DLLs" in Windows and "shared objects" in Mac and Unix. Therefore, changes in these auxiliary modules do not affect the application for better or worse. Contrast with dynamic linking. See runtime library.
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To claim that the status of research on manic depression is statically linked to a book that only generally explains the illness as it applies in a direct way to what many have suspected--a link to mental illness in creative artists--belies the scientific research.
ThreadX with DAMs enables ThreadX-based applications to dynamically run application code that is not statically linked with the main system executable image.
With the goal of creating an infrastructure-wide approach to NAS management, one needs to realize that device-centric approaches manage files statically linked to a user, while a network-centric approach manages files as dynamically accessible information, regardless of physical location or business purpose.
1995] Statically Linked Newcastle Connection Library [Brownbridge et al.
Modify Needs OS Root Recompile Method Source Access Applications Change OS X X Device Driver X Network Server X User-Level Plug-Ins once X Statically Linked Library X Dynamically Linked Library Application Specific X Intercept System Calls Relink Range of Performance Method Applications Applications Overhead Change OS all very low Device Driver all very low Network Server all medium User-Level Plug-Ins all low-high Statically Linked X user low Library Dynamically Linked some dyn.
The HAM typically communicates with an application through a byte stream protocol (although it may alternately be statically linked with an application).
The PERC ROMizer(TM) tool offers a customized PERC executable with statically linked and AOT-compiled libraries for XML parsing and other core functions used by the QNX Momentics IDE.
To guarantee that any application that can be dynamically loaded can also be statically linked into a single executable image, NewMonics provides an automated stub creation capability, enabling ROMizer(R) static linking to be performed even when test classes or other classes referenced by third-party libraries are not available.
The bundle requires less memory and disk space than if the applications were statically linked.