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metaprogram

A program which modifies or generates other programs. A compiler is an example of a metaprogram: it takes a program as input and produces another (compiled) one as output.

(1994-10-24)

 


Nearby terms: Metal Oxide Semiconductor Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor metaphone metaprogram metasyntactic variable metasyntax META tag
 

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