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dpb


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  DPB  /d*-pib'/  vt  [from  the  PDP-10  instruction  set]  To  plop 
  something  down  in  the  middle.  Usage:  silly.  "DPB  yourself  into  that 
  couch  there."  The  connotation  would  be  that  the  couch  is  full  except 
  for  one  slot  just  big  enough  for  one  last  person  to  sit  in  DPB  means 
  `DePosit  Byte',  and  was  the  name  of  a  PDP-10  instruction  that  inserts 
  some  bits  into  the  middle  of  some  other  bits.  Hackish  usage  has  been 
  kept  alive  by  the  Common  LISP  function  of  the  same  name 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  DPB 
 
  /d*-pib'/  The  {PDP-10}  instruction  "DePosit  Byte"  that  inserts 
  some  bits  into  the  middle  of  some  other  bits.  Hackish  usage 
  has  been  kept  alive  by  the  {Common  LISP}  function  of  the  same 
  name 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-12-07) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  DPB 
  Drive  Parameter  Block  (DOS,  BIOS,  FDD,  HDD)