Compiling and Linking

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On most development platforms, an API application is compiled like any standard C or C++ application. For more information about a particular compiler, consult the documentation of the compiler. Another valuable source of compilation hints is the examples directory. For each environment, the examples directory contains a set of make files that use the default system compilers.

On most platforms, InterBase supports dynamic linking of its library at run time.
One exception to this scenario is on Microsoft Windows, where an application must explicitly link to the InterBase client library.

On Microsoft Windows, there are particular compiling options to be aware of. For more information about linking under Windows, see Programming with the InterBase API.

For all other platforms, see the InterBase Embedded SQL Guide for specific compiling and linking guidelines.

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