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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  blit  /blit/  vt  1.  [common]  To  copy  a  large  array  of  bits  from 
  one  part  of  a  computer's  memory  to  another  part  particularly  when  the 
  memory  is  being  used  to  determine  what  is  shown  on  a  display  screen. 
  "The  storage  allocator  picks  through  the  table  and  copies  the  good 
  parts  up  into  high  memory,  and  then  blits  it  all  back  down  again." 
  See  {bitblt},  {BLT},  {dd},  {cat},  {blast},  {snarf}.  More  generally,  to 
  perform  some  operation  (such  as  toggling)  on  a  large  array  of  bits  while 
  moving  them  2.  [historical,  rare]  Sometimes  all-capitalized  as  `BLIT': 
  an  early  experimental  bit-mapped  terminal  designed  by  Rob  Pike  at  Bell 
  Labs,  later  commercialized  as  the  AT&T  5620.  (The  folk  etymology  from 
  `Bell  Labs  Intelligent  Terminal'  is  incorrect.  Its  creators  liked  to 
  claim  that  Blit"  stood  for  the  Bacon,  Lettuce,  and  Interactive  Tomato.) 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  blit 
 
  /blit/  1.  To  copy  a  large  array  of  bits  from  one  part  of  a 
  computer's  memory  to  another  part  particularly  when  the 
  memory  is  being  used  to  determine  what  is  shown  on  a  display 
  screen.  "The  storage  allocator  picks  through  the  table  and 
  copies  the  good  parts  up  into  high  memory,  and  then  blits  it 
  all  back  down  again."  See  {bitblt},  {BLT},  {dd},  {cat}, 
  {blast},  {snarf}.  More  generally,  to  perform  some  operation 
  (such  as  toggling)  on  a  large  array  of  bits  while  moving  them 
 
  2.  Sometimes  all-capitalised  as  "BLIT":  an  early  experimental 
  {bit-mapped}  {terminal}  designed  by  Rob  Pike  at  {Bell  Labs}, 
  later  commercialised  as  the  {AT&T  5620}.  (The  folk  etymology 
  from  "Bell  Labs  Intelligent  Terminal"  is  incorrect.  Its 
  creators  liked  to  claim  that  Blit"  stood  for  the  Bacon, 
  Lettuce,  and  Interactive  Tomato). 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-11-16) 
 
 




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