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Alex

[al-iks] /ˈæl ɪks/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Alexander.
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1. A polymorphic language being developed by Stephen Crawley of Defence Science & Tech Org, Australia. Alex has abstract data types, type inference and inheritance.
2. An ISWIM-like language with exception handling.
["An Exception Handling Construct for Functional Languages", M. Brez et al, in Proc ESOP88, LNCS 300, Springer 1988].
3. A scanner generator. Alexis is its input language.
["Alex: A Simple and Efficient Scanner Generator", H. Mossenbock, SIGPLAN Notices 21(5), May 1986].
(1994-12-15)

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