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Patent Title: Quick loading of run time dynamic link library for OS/2

Assignee: IBM
Patent Number: US6292843
Issue Date: 09-18-2001
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File Date:01-16-1998

Abstract: A process for exporting functions of a dynamic link library to an executable program on a computer provides a dynamic link library module adapted to export a plurality of desired functions, with each of the desired functions having a unique identification. The dynamic link library module includes a dispatching function adapted to recognize the unique identification each of the desired functions and export the desired function for execution by the program. There is also provided a look-up table for the executable program having therein a listing for each of the desired functions and unique identifications. The process includes loading the dynamic link library module with the program and calling the desired function by passing the desired function identification from the program to the dispatching function. Thereafter, the desired function is exported from the dynamic link library module to the program.


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