nadger

nadger

/nad'jr/ [Great Britain] Of software or hardware (not people), to twiddle some object in a hidden manner, generally so that it conforms better to some format. For instance, string printing routines on 8-bit processors often take the string text from the instruction stream, thus a print call looks like

jsr print:"Hello world"

The print routine has to "nadger" the saved instruction pointer so that the processor doesn't try to execute the text as instructions when the subroutine returns.
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I'll have a nibble on a crocodile's nadger - just as long as it's not an elephant's."
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Since trapping his nadgers in 2008, they'd ballooned to space-hopper size which he could conceal only by: "Wearing a huge hoodie upside down instead of trousers."
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