- The overall structure of programs and the facilities for separate
compilation are described in this section. A program is a set of partitions,
each of which may execute in a separate address space, possibly on a separate
- As explained below, a partition is constructed from library units.
Syntactically, the declaration of a library unit is a library_item, as is the
body of a library unit. An implementation may support a concept of a program
library (or simply, a ``library''), which contains library_items and their
subunits. Library units may be organized into a hierarchy of children,
grandchildren, and so on.
- This section has two clauses: 10.1, ``Separate Compilation''
discusses compile-time issues related to separate compilation. 10.2,
``Program Execution'' discusses issues related to what is traditionally known
as ``link time'' and ``run time'' -- building and executing partitions.
Clauses and Subclauses
- Separate Compilation -- TOC
- Compilation Units - Library Units
- Context Clauses - With Clauses
- Subunits of Compilation Units
- The Compilation Process
- Pragmas and Program Units
- Environment-Level Visibility Rules
- Program Execution -- TOC
- Elaboration Control
-- Email comments, additions, corrections, gripes, kudos, etc. to:
Magnus Kempe -- Magnus.Kempe@di.epfl.ch
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