environment pointer

environment pointer

[in¦vī·ərn¦mənt ‚pȯint·ər]
(computer science)
A component of a task descriptor that designates where the instructions and data code for the task are located.
A control component element belonging to the stack model of block structure execution that points to the current environment.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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