Tao



noun, (sometimes lowercase)
1.
(in philosophical Taoism) that in virtue of which all things happen or exist.
2.
the rational basis of human activity or conduct.
3.
a universal, regarded as an ideal attained to a greater or lesser degree by those embodying it.
noun (in the philosophy of Taoism)
1.
that in virtue of which all things happen or exist
2.
the rational basis of human conduct
3.
the course of life and its relation to eternal truth
language
1. A Lisp dialect with concurrency, object-orientation and logic.
[“Concurrent Programming in TAO – Practice and Experience”, I. Takeuchi in Parallel Lisp: Languages and Systems, T. Ito et al eds, LNCS 441, Springer 1989, pp. 271-299].
(2006-02-06)
2. A programming language for APE/Quadrics parallel computers, largely modelled on FORTRAN and evolved from the even more primitive APESE language. TAO is particularly hard to work with, due to the lack of systematics, poor documentation and a primitive compiler.
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(2006-02-06)

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