What is the difference between an EXE and a DLL?

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  • A DLL is a Dynamic Link Library that can't run on its own and is used to support other programmes.
  • Because the library functions are dynamically linked to the application at run time, the term is Dll.
  • A Dll can't run on its own since it lacks an entry point (main function).
  • EXE -An Exe file is an executable file that is not a supporting file but rather an application in and of itself.
  • An Exe will have an entry point (main function) and will execute on its own.

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