<programming language>

A language for large distributed networks, using remote procedure calls, developed by the University of Wisconsin in 1984.

["The Lynx Distributed Programming Language: Motivation, Design and Experience", M.L. Scott, Computer Langs 16:209-233 (1991)].

(01 Mar 1994)

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1. A WWW browser from the University of Kansas for use on cursor-addressable, character cell terminals or terminals emulators under Unix or VMS. Lynx is a product of the Distributed Computing Group within Academic Computing Services of The University of Kansas. Lynx was originally developed by Lou Montulli, Michael Grobe and Charles Rezac. Garrett Blythe created DosLynx and later joined the Lynx effort as well. Foteos Macrides ported much of Lynx to VMS and is now maintaining it.

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Mailing list: lynx-dev@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu (send "subscribe lynx-dev <your-name>" in the message body to listserv@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu).

2. Lynx Real-Time Systems.

(01 Feb 1996)

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1. <zoology> Any one of several species of feline animals of the genus Felis, and subgenus Lynx. They have a short tail, and usually a pencil of hair on the tip of the ears.

Among the well-known species are the European lynx (Felis borealis); the Canada lynx or loup-cervier (F. Canadensis); the bay lynx of America (F. Rufa), and its western spotted variety (var. Maculata); and the pardine lynx (F. Pardina) of Southern Europe.

2. <astronomy> One of the northern constellations.

Origin: L. Lynx, lyncis, Gr.; akin to AS. Lox, G. Luchs, prob. Named from its sharp sight, and akin to E. Light. See Light, and cf. Ounce an animal.

(01 Mar 1998)

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