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library

A library is a collection of routines, procedures, program parts or programs

which are frequently used and which are combined in a library file. The individual routines and procedures can be retrieved from the library by the programmer and used for program creation

. Adistinction is made between resident libraries, which are available at all times during operation, transient

libraries, whichmust first be loaded from a storage medium, and dynamic link

libraries(DLL), dynamic reference lists whose functions are only loaded dynamically when a

program iscalled.

Libraries are part of the development environment of a programming language and shorten the programming time. Libraries with online searches are electronic libraries, e-libraries.

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