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[al-iks] /ˈæl ɪks/
a male given name, form of Alexander. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Rob turned to whisper a question to Alex, but even as he did so he felt John clutch him by the arm.

  • Then Fats saw Alex with the bracelets on and turned sober in one second.

    Arm of the Law Harry Harrison
  • I dont understand, Alex said, peering through the curtain, why he should want to do anything to us.

  • And Alex was not in the least jealous of her sister's popularity.

  • Alex felt with melancholy satisfaction that at least it was real life, as she had always imagined it, full of drama and tragedy.

    Consequences E. M. Delafield
Alex in Technology
1. A polymorphic language being developed by Stephen Crawley of Defence Science & Tech Org, Australia. Alex has abstract data types, type inference and inheritance.
2. An ISWIM-like language with exception handling.
["An Exception Handling Construct for Functional Languages", M. Brez et al, in Proc ESOP88, LNCS 300, Springer 1988].
3. A scanner generator. Alexis is its input language.
["Alex: A Simple and Efficient Scanner Generator", H. Mossenbock, SIGPLAN Notices 21(5), May 1986].
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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