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What is the OSX equivalent of a Windows DLL?
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What is the OSX equivalent of a Windows DLL?
Hey all. I've been doing a bit of reading up on this, but like with most things, Apple seems to have less doco released online than Microsoft does, when it comes to revealing the intricacies of their systems.

I was just curious, what is the OSX equivalent of a Windows DLL? I've read that they're simply refered to as "Dynamic Libaries" as opposed to "Dynamic Link Libraries". I assume (like other native UNIX executables) they don't have a file extension, but where are these usually located? I guess the OSX equivalent of C:\Windows\System32

Thanks every1. Cheers.
2010.10.26 12:09 AM
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What is the OSX equivalent of a Windows DLL?
dylib or framework are the extensions. The difference is the first one is a BSD library and the other is a larger cocoa library collection. You can find them in /usr/lib or /System/Library/Frameworks, respectively.
2010.10.26 01:37 AM
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What is the OSX equivalent of a Windows DLL?
Also /Library/Frameworks or, if part of a specific application, they are often inside the application bundle.
2010.10.26 09:42 AM
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