By Eric S. Raymond
I like it. it's a finely written dictionary (lexicon), performed a touch funny model that may not depart you bored as a regular dictionary may. Has a couple of appendixes for a few historical past info and approximately three introductions additionally proving and including to heritage details. in case you take pleasure in tech and historical past, i like to recommend it.
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Node:backreference, Next:backronym, Previous:background, Up:= B = backreference n. 1. In a regular expression or pattern match, the text which was matched within grouping parentheses 2. The part of the pattern which refers back to the matched text. 3. By extension, anything which refers back to something which has been seen or discussed before. " Node:backronym, Next:backspace and overstrike, Previous:backreference, Up:= B = backronym n. [portmanteau of back + acronym] A word interpreted as an acronym that was not originally so intended.
See bit rot. Node:alt, Next:alt bit, Previous:alpha particles, Up:= A = alt /awlt/ 1. n. The alt shift key on an IBM PC or clone keyboard; see bucky bits, sense 2 (though typical PC usage does not simply set the 0200 bit). 2. n. The `option' key on a Macintosh; use of this term usually reveals that the speaker hacked PCs before coming to the Mac (see also feature key, which is sometimes incorrectly called `alt'). 3. ,obs. [PDP-10; often capitalized to ALT] Alternate name for the ASCII ESC character (ASCII 0011011), after the keycap labeling on some older terminals; also `altmode' (/awlt'mohd/).