ELI5: What's the difference between a framework and a library (in software)

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  • Zip

    Swift framework for zipping and unzipping files.

    Are often interchangeable meaning depending on the language. Python uses the term Library. Swift uses the term package. Same thing. They can be something small or decently robust. An example is a package for Swift which turn folders into compressed files called Zip

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