UFO


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UFO:

see unidentified flying objectsunidentified flying object
or UFO,
an object or light reportedly seen in the sky whose appearance, trajectory, and general dynamic and luminescent behavior do not readily suggest a logical, conventional explanation.
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UFO

(science and technology)

UFO

(language)
(United Functions and Objects) A hybrid functional and object-oriented language designed by John Seargant at Manchester University for general-purpose parallel computation.

To a first approximation, UFO is a strict, higher-order functional language with an object-oriented type system, and strong support for numeric computation in the form of SISAL-style arrays and loops. Parallelism is implicit, and applies at various different levels of granularity, thereby facilitating implementations on a wide range of parallel architectures.

It is planned to run it on a 64 processor KSR machine.

UFO

(United Functions and Objects) A programming language developed by John Sargeant at Manchester University, U.K. It was designed for parallel computations and has both procedural and object-oriented capabilities.
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