What is the difference between dynamic loading and dynamic linking?
Both systems seem to allow shared libraries, but I am struggling to differentiate between them.
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Dynamic linking is performed at the time of program loading only and uses compile-time established names. Dynamic loading can be done at any point in program execution.
Unlike static linking and loadtime linking, this mechanism allows a computer program to startup in the absence of these libraries, to discover available libraries, and to potentially gain additional functionality.