PC-ism /P-C-izm/ /n./ 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. Also,
`PC-ware' n., a program full of PC-isms on a machine with a more
capable operating system. Pejorative.
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