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Term to describe keyword followed by statement block [closed]

Is there a general term to describe a keyword followed by a statement block? E.G. if() {statement block} while() {statement block} try{statement block} finally{statement block} Or even something ...
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How can I say that programming language compiles to other languages?

How can I say in english, that programming language can be compiled to other programming languages? The example can be Haxe. On the website the language is decribed as "Multiplatform": ...
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Looking for terminology for the relation of a subject and a predicate

While writing some predicates for collection filtering I have stumbled over the choice of the right words for the relation of the subject and the predicate (English is a foreign language for me). What ...
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In dependency injection, is there a simple name for the counterpart of the injected object?

In tutorials and books, I have never seen a single word describing the object that the injected object is injected into. Instead, other terms are used, like "injection point" which don't denote the ...
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Is there a phrase or word to describe an algorithim or program is complete in that given any value for its arguments there is a defined outcome?

Is there a phrase or word to describe an algorithim or programme is complete in that given any value for its arguments there is a defined outcome? i.e. all the ramifications have been considered ...
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Why is it called a 'Here Document'?

(Let me know if this is the wrong SE for this) Why is a Here Document (or Heredoc) called that? Wikipedia didn't have anything to say on that particular subject. I did find unix docs describing a ...
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Need help with naming (marshaling interface calls) [closed]

This question was reopened on "English Language & Usage": http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/53683/synonyms-for-multiplexing-and-demultiplexing/ This question is related to something ...
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What it is a data structure of a certain type called?

I'll try to keep this as much language agnostic as I can but I'll give the examples in C# since I now know how to solve it that language. The question came to mind when I was thinking of how could I ...
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233 views

Same source code compiling in various languages [closed]

What do you call source code valid in several languages? There was a specific word for it and really crazy examples.
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2answers
346 views

Declaration vs. Prototype vs. Symbol vs. Definition vs. Implementation

I see the terms "declaration," "prototype" and "symbol" thrown around interchangeably a lot when it comes to code like the following: void MyUndefinedFunction(); The same goes for "definition" and ...
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6answers
711 views

What are the differences between a website and a web application?

How do you differentiate a web application from websites? It's language/platform agnostic.
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4answers
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What is language-agnosticism and why is it called that way?

When is something language agnostic? Why is it called that way?