1. (Or “hand cruft”) To Translate a hot spot of a program in a HLL into assembly language by hand, as opposed to trying to coerce the compiler into generating better code. Both the term and the practice are becoming uncommon.
See tune, bum.
2. More generally, manual construction or patching of data sets that would normally be generated by a translation utility and interpreted by another program, and aren’t really designed to be read or modified by humans.
[hand-held] /ˈhændˌhɛld/ adjective 1. held in the hand or hands: a hand-held torch. 2. small enough to be used or operated while being held in the hand or hands: a hand-held hair drier. noun 3. something small enough to be used or operated while held in the hand or hands: She traded in her bulky […]
- Hand-held personal computer
- Handheld computer
A highly mobile and compact computer, also called a PDA (personal digital assistant), originally built to function as a personal scheduling assistant. Today, handheld computers frequently provide a convenient connection to the Internet using wireless technology. They are immensely popular in parts of Europe and Asia.
[hand-hohl-ding] /ˈhændˌhoʊl dɪŋ/ noun 1. the act of , , especially as a sign or token of affection. 2. constant reassurance and help, especially as an indication of one’s interest or confidence: We do a lot of handholding with our clients.