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/fept owt/ The Symbolics 3600 LISP Machine has a Front-End Processor (FEP). When the main processor gets wedged, the FEP takes control of the keyboard and screen. Such a machine is said to have "fepped out" or "dropped into the fep".
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(1994-12-01)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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