Link Description

Definition

A link description specifies how the module files are linked to form a MaxDB program (target).

Use

A link description lists the references to module files and additional description files that should be processed serially by VMAKE. You can specify the options that are used during the link operation.

The file extension of the link description defines which software component is created.

Naming conventions for file extensions of link descriptions

File extension

Target

lnk

Program

shm

Program that enables shared memory access

lib

Static library

dld

Dynamic library

rel

Program that can be linked to other programs (relocatable)

shr

Program that can be linked to other programs (relocatable) and enables shared memory access