When used in reference to networks, a runt is a packet that is too small to traverse the network. Network protocols such as Ethernet often require that packets be a minimum number of bytes in order to travel the network. Runts are often the result of packet collisions along a busy network or can result from faulty hardware that is forming the packets or from corrupted data being sent across the network.
Occurring while a program is executing. For example, a runtime error is an error that occurs during program execution and a runtime library is a library of routines that are bound to the program during execution. In contrast, compile-time refers to events that occur while a program is being compiled.
- Runtime Error
(run´tīm er´&r) (n.) An error that occurs during the execution of a program. In contrast, compile-time errors occur while a program is being compiled. Runtime errors indicate bugs in the program or problems that the designers had anticipated but could do nothing about. For example, running out of memorywill often cause a runtime error. Note […]
- runtime version
A limited version of one program that enables you to run another program. To run a program written in Visual Basic, for example, you need the runtime version of Visual Basic. This allows you to run Visual Basic programs but not to develop them yourself. Many other development applications, particularly database applications, require a runtime […]
Abbreviation of System Application Architecture, a set of architecture standards developed by IBM for program, user, and communications interfaces on various IBM platforms. The main components are: Common Programming Interface (CPI) Common User Access (CUA) Common Communication Support (CCS) SAA standards were first introduced in the late 1980s. Implementing these standards allows programmers to develop […]
(Pronounced “sam-el”) Short for Security Assertion Markup Language, an XML-based framework for ensuring that transmitted communications are secure. SAML defines mechanisms to exchange authentication, authorization and nonrepudiation information, allowing single signon capabilities for Web services .