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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flex  \Flex\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Flexed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Flexing}.]  [L.  flexus,  p.  p.  of  flectere  to  bend,  perh. 
  flectere  and  akin  to  falx  sickle,  E.  falchion.  Cf  {Flinch}.] 
  To  bend;  as  to  flex  the  arm. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flex  \Flex\,  n. 
  Flax.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flex 
  n  :  the  act  of  bending  something  [syn:  {bend},  {bending},  {flexion}, 
  {flection},  {inflection}] 
  v  1:  contract;  "flex  a  muscle" 
  2:  form  a  curve  [syn:  {bend}]  [ant:  {straighten}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Flex 
 
    A  system  developed  by  Ian  Currie  (Iain?) 
  at  the  (then)  {Royal  Signals  and  Radar  Establishment}  at 
  Malvern  in  the  late  1970s.  The  hardware  was  custom  and 
  {microprogrammable},  with  an  {operating  system},  (modular) 
  {compiler},  editor,  {garbage  collector}  and  {filing  system} 
  all  written  in  {Algol-68}.  Flex  was  also  re-implemented  on 
  the  {Perq}(?). 
 
  [I.  F.  Currie  and  others  "Flex  Firmware",  Technical  Report, 
  RSRE,  Number  81009,  1981]. 
 
  [I.  F.  Currie,  "In  Praise  of  Procedures",  RSRE,  1982]. 
 
  (1997-11-17) 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Flex++ 
 
  {GNU}'s  {Flex}  {scanner  generator}  retargeted  to  {C++}  by 
  Alain  Coetmeur  .  Version  3.0. 
 
  {(ftp://iecc.com/pub/file/flex++.tar.gz)}. 
  {(ftp://iecc.com/pub/file/misc++.tar.gz)}. 
  {(ftp://ftp.th-darmstadt.de/pub/programming/languages/C++/tools/flex++-3.0.tar.gz)}. 
 
  (1993-07-08) 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  FLEX 
 
    1.  Faster  LEX.  A  reimplementation  of  the  {Lex} 
  {scanner}  generator  by  Vern  Paxson  . 
 
  {Flex++}  produces  {C++}  and  {aflex}  produces  {Ada}. 
 
  FTP  flex-2.3.8.tar.Z  from  a  {GNU  archive  site}  or 
  {(ftp://ftp.ee.lbl.gov/pub/flex-2.4.3.tar.Z)}. 
 
  ["The  FLEX  Scanner  Generator",  Vern  Paxson  , 
  Systems  Engineering,  LBL,  CA]. 
 
  2.  A  {real-time}  language  for  dynamic  environments. 
 
  ["FLEX:  Towards  Flexible  Real-Time  Programs",  K.  Lin  et  al 
  Computer  Langs  16(1):65-79,  Jan  1991]. 
 
  3.  An  early  {object-oriented}  language  developed  for  the 
  {FLEX}  machine  by  {Alan  Kay}  in  about  1967.  The  FLEX  language 
  was  a  simplification  of  {Simula}  and  a  predecessor  of 
  {Smalltalk}. 
 
  (1995-03-29) 
 
 




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