object file

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ob´ject file

n.1.(Computers) A computer program which has been translated into machine language by a compiler and assembler, but not yet linked into an executable program; sometimes called an obj file, because its file name typically has the extension "obj" .
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Each framework uses its own executable format and loads many libraries necessary for app execution.
But Version 1.x did not define an interchange format for exchanging models in a standard way between different tools, and it did not feature a native executable format.<p>"BPMN is one of the most widely adopted modeling standards for business analysis," said Richard Mark Soley, OMG's chairman and CEO, in a statement released by the organization.
Converting every artifact represented in every arbitrarily complex, executable format would be extremely labor-intensive and may not even be possible across paradigm shifts.