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constant folding

<compiler> A compiler optimisation technique where constant subexpressions are evaluated at compile time. This is usually only applied to built-in numerical and boolean operators whereas partial evaluation is more general in that expressions involving user-defined functions may also be evaluated at compile time.

(1997-02-20)

 


Nearby terms: Consortium for Lexical Research constant angular velocity constant applicative form constant folding Constantine/Yourdon constant linear velocity constant mapping
 

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