Swizzle



noun
1.
a tall drink, originating in Barbados, composed of full-flavored West Indian rum, lime juice, crushed ice, and sugar: typically served with a swizzle stick.
verb (used with object), swizzled, swizzling.
2.
to agitate (a beverage) with a swizzle stick.
3.
to gulp down; guzzle.
noun
1.
(US) an unshaken cocktail
2.
an alcoholic drink containing gin or rum
3.
(Brit, informal) a swiz
verb
4.
(transitive) to stir a swizzle stick in (a drink)
5.
(Brit, informal) to swindle; cheat

To convert external names, array indices, or references within a data structure into address pointers when the data structure is brought into main memory from external storage (also called “pointer swizzling”); this may be done for speed in chasing references or to simplify code (e.g. by turning lots of name lookups into pointer dereferences). The converse operation is sometimes termed “unswizzling”.
See also snap.
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