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    vt. 1. To set to 0. Usually said of small pieces of data, such as bits or words (esp. in the construction `zero out'). 2.... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    toolsmith


    n. The software equivalent of a tool-and-die specialist; one who specializes in making the tools with which other programmers create applications. Many hackers consider this more fun than applications per se; to understand why, see uninteresting. Jon Bentley, in the "Bumper-Sticker Computer Science" chapter of his book `More Programming Pearls', quotes Dick Sites from DEC as saying "I'd rather write programs to write programs than write programs".