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Meaning of PC-ISM

 
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/P-C-izm/ A piece of code or coding technique that takes advantage of the unprotected single-tasking environment in ibm pcs and the like, e.g. by busy-waiting on a hardware register, direct diddling of screen memory or using hard timing loops. Compare ill-behaved, vaxism, unixism.

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