extension mechanism

extension mechanism

[ik′sten·chən ‚mek·ə‚niz·əm]
(computer science)
One of the components of an extensible language which allows the definition of new language features in terms of the primitive facilities of the base language.
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Enhancements to KML s Extension Mechanism, allowing for the direct use of XML content from third-party schemas.
3) At the time of patellectomy, a transverse incision and repair of the extension mechanism has been recommended because it is shown to result in a 15% decrease in quadriceps strength compared to a longitudinal incision which resulted in a 40% decrease.
The warning will cause dismay to those who had been relying on the extension mechanism.
Extension mechanism to accommodate specialized diagnostic content pertaining to a broad range of diagnostic methods and body sites.
lt;p>"We'll be working with third-party developers over the next while to help them make the transition to a supported extension mechanism," he said.
CIM has a simple extension mechanism (the PSRType class), which allows the addition of new attributes, but not of new classes.
Furthermore, we're confident that OpenAL will maximize performance on the next generation of PC audio hardware, with its extension mechanism enabling us to quickly leverage new features as they are introduced.
A number of new key features include gamma table support for complete control over lighting brightness (including individual color brightness control), vertex layout support for complete control over individual vertices and an extension mechanism to allow developers to add additional functionality and optimizations.
The extension fully utilizes the capabilities of the ClickOn extension mechanism of ClickWorks.
It offers a rich extension mechanism to both authoring and runtime environments, enables easy access to databases, can embed media elements from remote web sites through embedded URL links and features impressive graphic text handling capabilities.
Beyond providing a familiar programming environment, Spring-DM delivers a powerful extension mechanism for event server developers and a user-friendly way of accessing OSGI, which can help increase performance and scalability to applications that process real-time events.
This includes Eclipse's window-based workbench GUI, the dynamic plug-in functional extension mechanism, help subsystem and update manager.