glue code

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glue code (uncountable)

  1. (computing) Code that serves to connect separate parts of a program for compatibility or interoperability.
    • 1993, Eike Best (ed.), CONCUR '93: 4th International Conference on Concurrency Theory
      One of the concerns raised was that glue code is typically something that is very special for a given context and therefore hard to reuse.
    • 2000, John R Levine, Linkers and Loaders
      The linker interposes the glue code in front of each downward call.