To link, in the context
of computer programming
is to (directly or indirectly) use a linker
object files and libraries
) into an executable
Unless the compiler is told otherwise,
it typically will feed a temporary copy of the
object file corresponding to your source code along with
the default set of libraries to the linker to
automatically produce an executable.
Failures during linking usually are due to unresolved
symbols which were referenced in the body
of the object code, but not actually defined.
Fixing a link error usually involves writing the missing
code corresponding to the symbol, adding missing libraries,
or fixing spelling errors in the source code.
It is also possible to have duplicate symbol errors, but in many cases,
the linker can fix this by omitting a redundant object file.