(pärk) (v.) To lock the read/write head of a hard disk drive in a safe position so that the disk will not be damaged while moving the drive. The space where the head is parked typically is called the landing zone. Parking the disk is particularly important for portable computers, which are moved frequently. The disk will automatically unpark itself once you turn the power on.
All modern disk drives support automatic head parking, in which the drive automatically parks the head whenever the power is turned off.
In linguistics, to divide language into small components that can be analyzed. For example, parsing this sentence would involve dividing it into words and phrases and identifying the type of each component (e.g.,verb, adjective, or noun). Parsing is a very important part of many computer science disciplines. For example, compilers must parse source code to […]
A program that dissects source code so that it can be translated into object code. See parse.
- partial classes
Partial classes and partial methods are two programming language features of .NET programming languages that make it possible for developers to extend and enhance auto-generated code. Partial classes allow for a single class’s members to be divided among multiple source code files. At compile-time these multiple files get combined into a single class as if […]
- partial methods
Partial classes and partial methods are two programming language features of .NET programming languages that make it possible for developers to extend and enhance auto-generated code. Partial methods are methods defined in a partial class that are (optionally) divided across two files. With partial methods one file contains the method signature – the method name, […]
- participant map
In videoconferencing systems, the participant map is a visual map (graphic) that shows where each participant in the conference is sitting.