Terminology - a new section at www.viva64.com
A new section "Terminology" has appeared at www.viva64.com. Meanings of basic terms related to the fields of 64-bit development, parallel programming and code analysis are represented here.
Reading articles of both ours and other authors, the reader is sure to comprehend the meaning of any term now. At the starting point the section contains about 40 terms and definitions and is going to be enlarged.
If you are interested in 64-bit applications development you will be happy to know what a data model is, why we need size_t data type and ptrdiff_t data type.
Those whose interests are parallel programming, together with such words as mutex, semaphore and race condition may learn the meaning of such expressions as lost signal and abandoned lock.
Those who are interested in code analysis can get simple and precise definition of different stages of code analysis: lexical analysis, grammatical analysis.
The majority of articles in the section have links to other resources devoted to this theme. So you can use "Terminology" as a starting point of mastering a certain sphere.