ABI - Binary
Application Binary Interface
A specification for a particular hardware platform and operating system, it defines the calls from the application to the operating system. Considered a step beyond an API (Application Program Interface), the ABI defines the API plus the machine language for a particular CPU. An ABI also ensures runtime compatibility by defining the machine language (or runtime) format.
NetLingo Classification: Net Programming
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