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We've all had to process a folder full of files from a PC or a UNIX machine; today we learn how to do it programmatically.
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The previous article of the series discussed module and service program organization. It’s now time to do the same for binding directories.
Written by Rafael Victória-Pereira
Let’s start with a quick recap of binding directories. Your modules will be composed of procedures. Some of these procedures are going to be available to the outside world; these are the module’s exports. The module’s procedures might call procedures from other service programs; these are the module’s imports. The problem is that the compiler has no idea where to find those procedures that your module’s code is calling, if they don’t belong to the same module/service program.
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