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    vi. 1. [techspeak] During the execution of a procedural language, one is said to `unwind the stack' from a called procedure up to a... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    Cinderella Book


    [CMU] n. `Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation', by John Hopcroft and Jeffrey Ullman, (Addison-Wesley, 1979). So called because the cover depicts a girl (putatively Cinderella) sitting in front of a Rube Goldberg device and holding a rope coming out of it. The back cover depicts the girl with the device in shambles after she has pulled on the rope. See also {book titles}.