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Dynamic Binding of Executables at Run Time on the Ibm Rt-Pc

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035295D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Chang, A O'Quin, JC O'Quin, JT Peek, JS Rogers, MD [+details]

Abstract

Two types of executable files exist. The first are considered command text or shell scripts and are interpreted by another program. These files contain ASCII text. The statements within these programs are of the command line syntax and not a high-level language or assembler code. The command line syntax uses the utilities and functions provided by system programs. The other type of executable files are those files whose ordered bits were generated by a compiler or assembler from an ASCII text file and run through another utility called the binder or link editor. It is this second type of executable file that is discussed here. The current binders will not generate an output file that is executable unless every symbol referenced from within the program has been resolved.