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.A File Extension

File TypeStatic Library

DeveloperN/A
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CategoryDeveloper Files
FormatText

Text

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What is an A file?

Contains a library of functions and headers that may be referenced by a C/C++ source file; may contain only a few functions or may include an entire library of functions, such as a 3D modeling engine.

More Information

Using static libraries may result larger program files, but enables faster loading times compared to dynamic libraries.

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Programs that open A files
Windows
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
Microsoft Notepad
gVim
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Mac
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)
Apple TextEdit
Bare Bones BBEdit
MacVim
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Linux
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)
Sun Studio C/C++ Compiler
Vi
GNU Emacs
Other text editor
Updated 8/12/2010

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