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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  EXCH  /eks'ch*/  or  /eksch/  vt  To  exchange  two  things  each  for 
  the  other  to  swap  places.  If  you  point  to  two  people  sitting  down 
  and  say  "Exch!",  you  are  asking  them  to  trade  places.  EXCH,  meaning 
  EXCHange,  was  originally  the  name  of  a  PDP-10  instruction  that  exchanged 
  the  contents  of  a  register  and  a  memory  location.  Many  newer  hackers 
  are  probably  thinking  instead  of  the  {{PostScript}}  exchange  operator 
  (which  is  usually  written  in  lowercase). 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  EXCH 
 
    /eks'ch*/  or  /eksch/  To  exchange  two  things  each  for 
  the  other  to  swap  places.  If  you  point  to  two  people  sitting 
  down  and  say  "Exch!",  you  are  asking  them  to  trade  places. 
  EXCH,  meaning  EXCHange,  was  originally  the  name  of  a  {PDP-10} 
  instruction  that  exchanged  the  contents  of  a  {register}  and  a 
  memory  location. 
 
  Many  newer  hackers  are  probably  thinking  instead  of  the 
  {PostScript}  exchange  operator  (which  is  usually  written  in 
  lowercase). 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1999-09-17) 
 
 




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