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Alex

[al-iks] /ˈæl ɪks/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Alexander.
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  • Ian often took Alex around the world to educate him about other cultures.
  • Alex has some friends at school, one of which is named tom harris.
  • But Alex does not mind as much, since he is hardly in school.
  • She shows signs of great attachment to Alex, of an almost motherly kind.
  • Alex does not want this for jack or himself, so he reluctantly agrees.
  • After the success of this mission, Alex returns home, but his relief is shortlived.
  • Sabina, having noticed Alex fall in the water, searches for him, eventually finding him.
  • When Alex still does not breathe, she performs cpr on him and he finally comes to.
  • The cia approaches Alex with a mission for him, and he is forced to accept.
  • He tells Alex he wants to adopt him, as Alex reminds him of his deceased son.
Alex in Technology
language
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].
(1994-12-15)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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