difference between header file and library file

bothra_jain's Avatar, Join Date: Dec 2005
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May anyone tell me about the difference between header file and library file in c/c++
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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You have posted in the wrong forum and I have moved the thread to the correct forum.

Normally in header file the function / Class definitions exist and in lib files the implementation of the functions reside.
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bothra_jain's Avatar, Join Date: Dec 2005
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Thanks 4 help. may u tell me in depth about it?
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Depth about it can be explained with an example.

Lets we define a Class A in file a.h and its function definition lies in a.cpp

Then when you compile and create the library the definition of function lies in the .h files and the implementation lies in the lib files.

Like say iostream.h files hold the function signatures of the function and the corresponding lib files has the actual implementation of the function.

Last edited by shabbir; 25Dec2005 at 18:48..