Generic name

generic name n.


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  • Generic programming

    programming A programming technique which aims to make programs more adaptable by making them more general. Generic programs often embody non-traditional kinds of polymorphism; ordinary programs are obtained from them by suitably instantiating their parameters. In contrast with normal programs, the parameters of a generic programs are often quite rich in structure. For example they […]

  • Generic routing encapsulation

    networking, protocol (GRE) A protocol which allows an arbitrary network protocol A to be transmitted over any other arbitrary network protocol B, by encapsulating the packets of A within GRE packets, which in turn are contained within packets of B. Defined in RFC 1701 and RFC 1702 (GRE over IP). (1998-07-19)

  • Generic thunk

    programming A software mechanism that allows a 16-bit Windows application to load and call a Win32 DLL under Windows NT and Windows 95. See also flat thunk, universal thunk. (1999-04-05)

  • Generic type variable

    programming (Also known as a “schematic type variable”). Different occurrences of a generic type variable in a type expression may be instantiated to different types. Thus, in the expression let id x = x in (id True, id 1) id’s type is (for all a: a -> a). The universal quantifier “for all a:” means […]

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