A term formed from the initial letters of several words and pronounced as a word, eg. laser.
See also initialism.
- association list¶
A list of the form:
((key1 value1) (key2 value2) ...)
Common Lisp Object System – see CLOS.
My dictionary says:
naturally accompanying or associated
and with our computer science hats on we can suggest that they are required to be defined together.
Of interest, the dictionary’s etymology says:
early 17th century: from late Latin concomitant- ‘accompanying’, from concomitari, from con- ‘together with’ + comitari, from Latin comes ‘companion’
So, “me and my mate” rather than, as I thought, co-committed/co-defined.
to understand intuitively
A neologism from Stranger in a Strange Land.’s 1961 novel
Homoiconicity is defined as:
A language is homoiconic if a program written in it can be manipulated as data using the language, and thus the program’s internal representation can be inferred just by reading the program itself.
Although whether Lisps are actually homoiconic and quite what homoiconic actually means is often a cause for debate.
A term formed from the initial letters of several words and pronounced letter by letter, eg. BBC.
See also acronym.
Such is its prominence in British popular culture that the product’s name is often used as a metaphor for something that is an acquired taste or tends to polarise opinions.
- metacircular evaluator¶
An evaluator that can evaluate itself! First described in the original paper on Lisp, ’s Recursive Functions of Symbolic Expressions and Their Computation by Machine, Part I [McC60] where he discusses
evalas a theoretical exercise.
Meta Object Protocol – see Meta Object Protocol.
narguments, more than unary, binary or ternary!
the function that reads input from the user or script and determines, based on context, how to represent that input in the syntax tree.
Visual Display Unit. The screen and keyboard combo boxes pre-dating separate monitor and keyboards. Usually attached by a serial line to a mainframe. See Computer terminal.
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