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Selectable Loads to Conserve Memory Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038842D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

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Kennedy, JA Malcolm, JW Rosenquist, LA Snyder, JW Williamson, DW [+details]


A method is described for conserving memory by preventing unnecessary portions of code from being loaded. This applies specifically to programs that support more than one Application Programming Interface (API). The method divides the code into multiple categories. The first category is code unique to the first API. The second is code unique to the second API. The third is code common to both API. This method allows the user to load only the load module(s) that are necessary. The advantage to this approach is that memory requirements are reduced without having load modules on the diskette with duplicate code for the different configurations.