Try Our Apps


Gobble up these 8 terms for eating

patch space

patch space in Technology

An unused block of bits left in a binary so that it can later be modified by insertion of machine-language instructions there (typically, the patch space is modified to contain new code, and the superseded code is patched to contain a jump or call to the patch space). The widening use of HLLs has made this term rare; it is now primarily historical outside IBM shops. See patch, zap, hook.
[Jargon File]

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for patch

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for patch space