Library of Subprograms

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Library of Subprograms

 

a collection of program segments previously compiled for digital computers and intended for use as entire parts in compiling new programs. A library of subprograms on which strict conditions are imposed that unify the method of using them is termed a library or system of standard subprograms. A library of subprograms speeds up and facilitates the programming of problems of set classes. Systems of standard subprograms are used in the automation of programming.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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