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File Type Static Library IconStatic Library
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually; may be referenced by an application
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

Contains a library of functions and headers that may be referenced by a C/C++ source file; may contain only a few functions or may include an entire library of functions, such as a 3D modeling engine.

Using static libraries may result larger program files, but enables faster loading times compared to dynamic libraries.

Open With
Windows

IconMicrosoft Visual Studio

IconMicrosoft Notepad

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macOS

IconGNU Compiler Collection (GCC)

IconApple TextEdit

IconBare Bones BBEdit

Unix

IconGNU Compiler Collection (GCC)

IconSun Studio C/C++ Compiler

IconVi

Updated 2007
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