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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:37 am    Post subject: What does the compile link do?
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Hi everybody,
you know in the ordinary cobol compile job, there are 2 steps: compile and link, I want to know what do these compile and link do? especially the Link step, thanks very much.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:14 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

The compile validates the source code and generates an "object" module.

The link processes the object module and any other needed modules and creates an executable module known as a load module.
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