(Named after the brightest star in Hydra) A Pascal-like language developed by Wulf, Shaw and London of CMU in 1974. Alphard supports data abstraction using the ‘form’, which combines a specification and an implementation.
[“Abstraction and Verification in Alphard: Defining and Specifying Iteration and Generators”, Mary Shaw, CACM 20(8):553-563, Aug 1977].
alphard is, in fact, the only bright star that we have in the constellations for this month.
Astronomy for Young Folks Isabel Martin Lewis
alphavirus alphavirus al·pha·vi·rus (āl’fə-vī’rəs) n. A member of the genus Alphavirus. Alphavirus n. A genus of viruses of the Togaviridae family.
noun (Greek myth) a river god, lover of the nymph Arethusa. She changed into a spring to evade him, but he changed into a river and mingled with her Historical Examples This he did by turning the rivers alpheus and Peneus through them. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8 Various When the day […]
the use of barley meal as a means of divination. Historical Examples By alphitomancy, cried up by Theocritus in his Pharmaceutria. Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete. Francois Rabelais The expression which I should have employed was alphitomancy, a divination “by meal, flower, or branne.” The Medicine-Men of the Apache. (1892 N 09 / 1887-1888 (pages 443-604)) […]
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “noble” and “ready.”. Contemporary Examples When a top Mobutu confidant named Colonel alphonse Bangala purchased the island, Lometcha bought shares. The Congo’s Forgotten Colonial Getaway Nina Strochlic December 17, 2014 Mucha, the son of the iconic Art Nouveau poster artist alphonse Mucha, was a man with a […]