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Patent Title: Dynamic link libraries system and method

Assignee: IBM
Patent Number: US5247681
Issue Date: 09-21-1993
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File Date:12-18-1990

Abstract: A system and method for sharing software modules which are part of a computer program, and which have been previously loaded into a private area of main memory of a computer. The addresses of software modules which remain loaded in the private area after an execution of the computer program are kept track of. When a subsequent execution of the computer program requires a software module which has remained loaded in private memory, the address of the software module is obtained, and the computer program branches to that address.


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