A condition, often an error, that causes the program or microprocessor to branch to a different routine. The terms interrupt and exception are very close in meaning. Both can be used to refer to either hardware or software. The only real difference is that an exception usually indicates an error condition.
- exclusive OR
A Boolean operator that returns a value of TRUE only if both its operands have different values. Contrast with the inclusive OR operator, which returns a value of TRUE if either of its operands is TRUE. Whereas an inclusive OR can be translated “this, that, or both,” an exclusive OR means “this or that, but […]
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- Executable File
A file in a format that the computer can directly execute. Unlike source files, executable files cannot be read by humans. To transform a source file into an executable file, you need to pass it through a compiler or assembler. In DOS systems, executable files have either a.COM or.EXE extension and are called COM files […]
(v.) Same as run, to perform an action, as in executing a program or a command.
- execute cycle
See under instruction cycle.