hard patch

hard patch

[′härd ′pach]
(computer science)
A modification of a computer program, generally to repair a software error, which is applied to a stored copy of the program in machine language, so that recompilation of the source program is unnecessary and the change is permanent.
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You're going through a hard patch, but when you ask for help you will see that light at the end of the tunnel.
You're going through a hard patch but when you ask for help you will see that light at the end of the tunnel.
The compaction forms a hard patch that can push back with the same amount of bone-crushing pressure concentrated at the tip of a high heel, researchers report in the July 12 Nature.
She was 4- under for the day when she reached the 18th hole and finally found trouble, with her second shot - a hard patch of grass just in front of a green-side sand trap.
An end to the feud will not only help resolve the dispute over immunity for jailed CIA operative Raymond Davis, but also help the United States and Pakistan overcome the hard patch in their relationship.
There is no pain but a large hard patch has developed on my tongue.
After Phoenix arrived, it found what looked like ice in a hard patch underneath its landing site and changes in a trench indicated some ice had turned to gas when exposed to the sun.
If I hit a hard patch, I might try counting pebbles in the road.
A show spokeswoman said: "He went through a really hard patch.
I'm working and it's a bit of a hard patch but it won't last forever.
Dry compost can also lead to blossom end rot where a dark coloured, hard patch appears at the base of the fruit and refuses to ripen.
The ball hit a hard patch and ran through the back of the green," McGinley said.