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What is the Difference between Loading and Linking ?
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Linker is a program that helps to link various pieces of code or data together to form a single executable file that can be loaded into memory
Loader is a program that helps in copying the program image from hard disk to main memory in order to put the program in a ready to run state.
 
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Linking there are two type of linking

1)staic linking
2)dynamic linking
in dynamic :--dynamic load time
--dynamic compile time
--dynamic run time

linking is done before exacutable file is created.

Loading :-image of program harddisk loaded into ram using boatloader.

loading of exacutable file is done after exacutable file created.

In,short before exacutable file created linking,after exacutable file is created loading.
 
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