PC-ism

PC-ism

/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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