dll files and library files

This is a discussion on dll files and library files within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; hi, i'm wondering whats the difference between a dynamicaly linked library file and a library file? and if I wanna ...

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    dll files and library files

    hi,

    i'm wondering whats the difference between a dynamicaly linked library file and a library file?

    and if I wanna design a game...which would be better to use for my different game proceedures?(such as loading the game..collision detection..etc)

    thanx in advance,
    Boomba

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    In a nutshell dll files are linked to the code during runtime whereas static library files (what you call library files) are linked during linking done after compiling.

    DLL files can be shared when you are dealing with multi threading it becomes convenient to have just one copy. I do not have experience with designing games so can't help you there.

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