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calling convention

calling convention in Technology

The arrangement of arguments for a procedure or function call. Different programming languages may require arguments to be pushed onto a stack or entered in registers in left-to-right or right-to left order, and either the caller or the callee can be responsible for removing the arguments. The calling convention also determines if a variable number of arguments is allowed.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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