(n.) A file showing the structure of a program after it has been compiled. The map file lists every variable in the program along with its memory address. This information is useful for debugging purposes. Normally a compiler will not produce a map file unless you explicitly ask for it by specifying the appropriate compiler option.
(v.) (1) To make logical connections between two entities. Because programs cannot translate directly from human concepts to computer numbers, they translate incrementally through a series of layers. Each layer contains the same amount of information as the layer above but in a form somewhat closer to the form that the computer understands. This activity of translating from one layer to another is called mapping.
The term map is often used to describe programming languages. For example, C is an efficient programming language because it maps well onto the machine language. What this means is that it is relatively easy to translate from the C language to machine languages.
(2) To copy a set of objects from one place to another while preserving the objects’ organization. For example, when loaded, programs on a disk are mapped into memory. Graphics images in memory are mapped onto a display screen.
(3)In computer animation map is a technique or tool used by the programmer to add texture (material) and realism to 3D models.)
In word processing, the strips of white space around the edge of the paper. Most word processors allow you to specify the widths of margins. The wider the left and right margins, the narrower the page. The wider the top and bottom margins, the shorter the page. If your word processor performs word wrap, it […]
- Markup Language
Markup languages are designed for the processing, definition and presentation of text. The language specifies code for formatting, both the layout and style, within a text file. The code used to specify the formatting are called tags. HTMLis a an example of a widely known and used markup language.
(1) On web pages, a scrolling area of text. Starting with Version 2, Microsoft Internet Explorer supports a special tag for creating these areas. Netscape Navigator, however, does not support this tag. You can also create marquees with Java applets and Dynamic HTML. (2) In graphics software, a sizable and movable frame that identifies a […]
- martian address
(mar´sh&n &-dres´) (n.) An IP address that is invalid because it has been spoofed or is not routable because it has been assigned an address by a misconfigured system. Routing software will reject a martian address.
The term mash-up refers to a new breed of Web-based applications created by hackers and programmers (typically on a volunteer basis) to mix at least two different services from disparate, and even competing, Web sites. A mash-up, for example, could overlay traffic data from one source on the Internet over maps from Yahoo, Microsoft, Google […]