early binding

early binding

[′ər·lē ¦bīnd·iŋ]
(computer science)
The assignment of data types (such as integer or string) to variables during the compilation of a computer program rather than at run time.

early binding

In programming, the assignment of types to variables and expressions at compilation time. Also called "static binding" and "static typing." Contrast with dynamic binding. See binding time.
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A major feature of the new release is early binding for security authorization.
Only two copies have such complete text and with such an early binding, according to the auction house.
Second, I should have taken my skis back to the rental shop after the first early binding release and had them readjusted.
She advises her readers that early binding manuals need to be used with caution, however, because some of the described practices may have been purely local or were otherwise written by amateurs.
Books should be opened carefully to avoid acute opening, which can cause severe damage to early binding structures, and the page opening should be held down with a strip of polyethylene tape if this does not affect the scanning.
These are catholic and display a number of interesting features: bindings, chainmarks, and labels; some very early binding fragments; a variety of hands, several of them famous (Coleman, `the tremulous hand', John of St Germans, John Dumbleton, the Multon/Hammond scribe); and decorative features, especially arabesque initials and some painted openings.