Prototype (disambiguation)

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A prototype is something that is representative of a category of things, or an early engineering version of something to be tested.

Prototype may also refer to:




Computer science[edit]

  • in software engineering:
    • a prototype is an incomplete version of software, built so users can experience some of the proposed features or properties; see software prototyping
  • in programming:
    • Function prototype, a declaration of a function that omits the function body but does specify the function's name, arity, and argument types
    • prototype, a property of all JavaScript objects, through which they can inherit further functionality
    • Prototype JavaScript Framework, a JavaScript library for the creation of Ajax applications
    • Prototype-based programming, a style of object-oriented programming in which classes are not present
    • Prototype pattern, a design pattern similar to the factory method pattern


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