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presto

1. Music to be played very fast
2. Music a movement or passage directed to be played very quickly

Presto

 

a musical term designating a quick tempo. The term was first used in the early 17th century. In the 18th century it came to denote a tempo quicker than allegro. “Presto” is also combined with other terms for more precise meaning: presto assai and presto molto (“very quickly”) and presto ma non tanto and presto ma non troppo (“not very fast”).

PRESTO

A parallel language for shared-memory multiprocessors, built on top of C++ by Bershad et al, U Washington 1987. PRESTO provides classes for threads and spinlocks as well as Mesa-style monitors and condition variables.

ftp://cs.washington.edu/pub/presto1.0.tar.Z. E-mail: <presto@cs.washington.edu>.

["PRESTO: A Kernel for Parallel Programming Environments", B.N. Bershad et al, U Wash CS TR, Jan 1987].

browser rendering engine

Software that renders HTML pages (Web pages). It turns the HTML layout tags in the page into the appropriate commands for the operating system, which causes the formation of the text characters and images for screen and printer. Also called a "layout engine," a rendering engine is used by a Web browser to render HTML pages, by mail programs that render HTML email messages, as well as any other application that needs to render Web page content. For example, Trident is the rendering engine for Microsoft's Internet Explorer, and Gecko is the engine in Firefox. Trident and Gecko are also incorporated into other browsers and applications. Following is a sampling of browsers and rendering engines. See HTML and render.

                    RenderingBrowser             Engine     Source

 Internet Explorer   Trident    Microsoft

 AOL Explorer        Trident    Microsoft

 Firefox             Gecko      Mozilla

 Netscape            Gecko      Mozilla

 Safari              WebKit     WebKit

 Chrome              WebKit     WebKit

 Opera               Presto     Opera

 Konqueror           KHTML      KHTML
References in classic literature ?
Alfred Inglethorp--and within two months--hey presto!"
"A fine spray with an air-brush, and presto! I am not."
Mr Podsnap's world was not a very large world, morally; no, nor even geographically: seeing that although his business was sustained upon commerce with other countries, he considered other countries, with that important reservation, a mistake, and of their manners and customs would conclusively observe, 'Not English!' when, PRESTO! with a flourish of the arm, and a flush of the face, they were swept away.
But, presto! ten minutes later the water rose, rose, rose and flooded his chest; he knew he was dying for he felt the cysts break.