Short for library, it is used in the UN*X world to refer to a collection of code objects that are linked into the executable at the last step of compiling, or are linked dynamicly at run-time.

Forgive the speeling of dynamic, and I don't care what you language nazis think, it is pronounced with a short i! Screw you!

Furthermore, GIF is pronounced with a hard G -- even if CompuServe says otherwise!

Lib (?), v. i. [Cf. Glib to geld.]

To castrate.

[Obs.]

 

© Webster 1913.

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