What are static libraries in C and why do software engineers use them?

What are static libraries in C?

Why do Software Engineers use static libraries?

How does one create a static library?

Steps

  1. Think about what problem we are trying to solve, then create functions to solve that problem.
  2. Compile all the C files into object files
  3. Create the static library with the program ar (archiver)
  4. Index the library (archive) by using the command randlib
  5. Compile the library with gcc using the -L flag and library name
  6. Enjoy your library when executing the file
C files that I will include in my static library
Files in .o are object files ready to be converted into a static library

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