Oracle® Solaris 11.2 Linkers and Libraries Guide

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Updated: July 2014

Application Binary Interfaces

Binary interfaces between system and application components are defined to enable the asynchronous evolution of these facilities. The Oracle Solaris link-editor and runtime linker operate upon these interfaces to assemble applications for execution. Although all components handled by the Oracle Solaris link-editor and runtime linker have binary interfaces, the whole set of interfaces provided by the system is referred to as the Oracle Solaris ABI.

The Oracle Solaris ABI is a technological descendent for work on ABI's that started with the System V Application Binary Interface. This work evolved with additions performed by SPARC International, Inc.® for SPARC processors, called the SPARC Compliance Definition (SCD).