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first class module definition

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A module that is a first class data object of the programming language, e.g. a record containing functions. In a functional language, it is standard to have first class programs, so program building blocks can have the same status.
Claus Reinke's Virtual Bookshelf (http://informatik.uni-kiel.de/~cr/bib/bookshelf/Modules.html).
(2004-01-26)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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