A collection of subroutines and environment variables that provide commonly used functions and data for a program while it is running.
Compare run-time support.
adjective 1. having runes inscribed: a runed ornament.
noun 1. Johan Ludvig 1804–77, Finnish poet, who wrote in Swedish. His works include the epic King Fialar (1844) and patriotic poems including the Finnish national anthem
- Run-time support
- Run-time system
programming (RTS, run-time support, run-time) Library code and processes which support software written in a particular language running on a particular platform. The RTS typically deals with details of the interface between the program and the operating system such as system calls, program start-up and termination, and memory management. (1999-07-26)