pseudoblock

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pseudo- +‎ block

Noun[edit]

pseudoblock (plural pseudoblocks)

  1. (computing, programming) A construct that resembles a block of source code but is not a true block.
    • 1971, David Gries, Compiler construction for digital computers (page 229)
      A pseudoblock surrounding the whole source program can be initialized before actual translation with the entries for standard functions and variables, so that these don't have to be treated separately.