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    What is the difference between these two terms: "API" & "Library"?

    What is the difference between these two terminologies "API" & "Library" ?

    thanks in advance

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    Re: API vs Library

    Hi!

    API = "Application Program Interface"
    It is an interface to the system embedded functions, ie. to the system DLLs in a Windows.
    As a rule, an API call is a determinated function call only. Look at any API help file!

    LIBRARY = a lot of precompiled functions for a compiler, accumulated in a LIB file.
    The compiler (the linker) links (uses, adds to the final program) these functions only if needed for the program.

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