D3 Reference Manual Overview

Use this table as a guide to this document:




Provides a brief overview of D3, discusses D3 Windows and D3 UNIX differences, and defines the D3 VME and FSI features.

Access Query Language

D3 facility used to retrieve and output data.

Attribute-Defining Items

Data contained within files is described, formatted, and manipulated.

Background/Phantom Process

Background process that runs without a terminal.


High-level programming language.

BASIC/FlashBASIC Debugger

New FlashBASIC programs debugged and maintains existing FlashBASIC programs.

C Programming Language C Functions

D3 environment from the C programming language.

Editor Processor

Tool that adds, changes, and deletes items in files.

Output Processor

Text from commands embedded in the textual data is formatted and printed.

PROC Processor

Users link TCL statements.

Processing Codes

Database links and data manipulation rules in dictionaries.

Runoff Processor

Preparation and maintenance of documents, such as memos, manuals, and so on.

System Files

Highest-level file in the D3 file hierarchy.

Terminal Control Language

Gateway to all D3 functionality.


Knowledge of UNIX operating systems and D3, as well as UNIX only commands.

Update Processor

Dictionary-driven, full-screen editor and data processor.

Appendix A: Accumath Programming Guide

Describes the use of AccuMath, which is an extended precision arithmetic utility.

Appendix B: Glossary

Glossary of D3 terms, commands, acronyms, and so on.