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Design of an integrated programming and operating system, Part III: The expanded function of the loader

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Historically, the principal functions of a loader have been to: • Determine the operational locations of a program's parts (instructions and data). • Translate all non-absolute references (relative location addresses of data and instructions, and inter-program part references) to their absolute forms. • Make the initial placement of data and instructions in core so that the program may be properly executed.

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IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:2 ,  Issue: 3 )