- adv. In a way pertaining to hardware."The system is
hardwarily unreliable." The adjective "hardwary" is NOT used. See
- HELLO WALL
- See WALL.
- Occasionally used humorously as a synonym for HAIRY.
- n. An extraneous piece of software or hardware included in order
to simplify later additions or debug options. For instance, a
program might execute a location that is normally a JFCL, but by
changing the JFCL to a PUSHJ one can insert a debugging routine at
- HUMONGOUS, HUMUNGOUS
- See HUNGUS.
- (hung'ghis) [perhaps related to current slang "humongous";
which one came first (if either) is unclear] adj. Large, unwieldy,
usually unmanageable. "TCP is a hungus piece of code." "This is a
hungus set of modifications."
- See TELNET.
- adj. Consisting of a large number of objects; extreme. Used
very loosely as in: "This program produces infinite garbage."
- (erp) [from the MIDAS pseudo-op which generates a block of code
repeatedly, substituting in various places the car and/or cdr of
the list(s) supplied at the IRP] v. To perform a series of tasks
repeatedly with a minor substitution each time through. "I guess
I'll IRP over these homework papers so I can give them some random
grade for this semester."
- (djif'kl or dja-fik'l) [based on the PDP-10 instruction that acts
as a fast no-op] v. To cancel or annul something. "Why don't you
jfcl that out?" [The licence plate on Geoff Goodfellow's BMW is JFCL.]
- n.1. Interval of CPU time, commonly 1/60 second or 1
2. Indeterminate time from a few seconds to forever.
"I'll do it in a jiffy" means certainly not now and possibly never.