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Section 10: Program Structure and Compilation Issues
The overall structure of programs and the facilities
for separate compilation are described in this section. A program
is a set of partitions, each of which may execute in a separate
address space, possibly on a separate computer.
explained below, a partition is constructed from library units
Syntactically, the declaration of a library unit is a library_item
as is the body of a library unit. An implementation may support a concept
of a program library
(or simply, a ``library''), which contains
s and their subunits.
Library units may be organized into a hierarchy of
children, grandchildren, and so on.
This section has two clauses: 10.1
'' discusses compile-time
issues related to separate compilation. 10.2
'' discusses issues related
to what is traditionally known as ``link time'' and ``run time'' -- building
and executing partitions.
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