|v. t.||1.||To bend; |
|Noun||1.||flex - the act of flexing; "he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies"|
|Verb||1.||flex - contract; "flex a muscle"|
|2.||flex - exhibit the strength of; "The victorious army flexes its invincibility"|
|3.||flex - form a curve; "The stick does not bend"|
|4.||flex - bend a joint; "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees"|
|5.||flex - cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"|
|1.||(language)||FLEX - 1. Faster LEX. A reimplementation of the Lex
scanner generator by Vern Paxson |
Flex++ produces C++ and aflex produces Ada.
FTP flex-2.3.8.tar.Z from a GNU archive site or ftp://ftp.ee.lbl.gov/pub/flex-2.4.3.tar.Z.
["The FLEX Scanner Generator", Vern Paxson
2. A real-time language for dynamic environments.
["FLEX: Towards Flexible Real-Time Programs", K. Lin et al, Computer Langs 16(1):65-79, Jan 1991].
3. An early object-oriented language developed for the FLEX machine by Alan Kay in about 1967. The FLEX language was a simplification of Simula and a predecessor of Smalltalk.
|2.||(software, hardware)||Flex - A system developed by Ian Currie (Iain?)
at the (then) Royal Signals and Radar Establishment at
Malvern in the late 1970s. The hardware was custom and
microprogrammable, with an operating system, (modular)
compiler, editor, garbage collector and filing system
all written in Algol-68. Flex was also re-implemented on
[I. F. Currie and others, "Flex Firmware", Technical Report, RSRE, Number 81009, 1981].
[I. F. Currie, "In Praise of Procedures", RSRE, 1982].