(1) In programming, a special type of data structure in which items are removed in the reverse order from that in which they are added, so the most recently added item is the first one removed. This is also called last-in, first-out (LIFO).
Adding an item to a stack is called pushing. Removing an item from a stack is called popping.
(2) In networking, short for protocol stack.
(3) In Apple Computer ‘s HyperCard software system, a stack is a collection of cards.
- Staging Server
A server used as a temporary stage to test new or revised Web pages before they are made live.
Refers to a device that is self-contained, one that does not require any other devices to function. For example, a fax machine is a stand-alone device because it does not require a computer, printer, modem, or other device. A printer, on the other hand, is not a stand-alone device because it requires a computer to […]
A definition or format that has been approved by a recognized standards organization or is accepted as a de facto standard by the industry. Standards exist for programming languages, operating systems, data formats, communications protocols, and electrical interfaces. From a user’s standpoint, standards are extremely important in the computer industry because they allow the combination […]
- standard input
The place from which input comes unless you specify a different input device. The standard input device is usually the keyboard.
- standard output
The place where output goes unless you specify a different output device. The standard output device is usually the display screen.