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hobbit


hobbit


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  hobbit  n.  1.  [rare]  The  High  Order  BIT  of  a  byte;  same  as  the 
  {meta  bit}  or  {high  bit}.  2.  The  non-ITS  name  of   
  (*Hobbit*),  master  of  lasers. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Hobbit 
 
  A  {Scheme}  to  {C}  compiler  by  Tanel  Tammet 
  .  Hobbit  attempts  to  retain  most  of 
  the  original  Scheme  program  structure,  making  the  output  C 
  program  readable  and  modifiable.  Hobbit  is  written  in  Scheme 
  and  is  able  to  self-compile.  Hobbit  release  1  works  together 
  with  the  {scm}  release  scm4b3.  Future  releases  of  scm  and 
  hobbit  will  be  coordinated. 
 
  Current  version:  release  2. 
 
  {(ftp://altdorf.ai.mit.edu/archive/scm/hobbit2.tar.Z)} 
 
  (1993/04/25) 
 
  2.  The  non-{ITS}  name  of    (*Hobbit*),  master  of 
  lasers. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  hobbit 
 
  High  order  bit.  The  most  significant  bit  (of  a  byte).  Also 
  known  as  the  {meta  bit}  or  {high  bit}. 
 
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