same-day service

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same-day service definition

humour, operating system
An ironic term used to describe long response time, particularly with respect to MS-DOS system calls (which ought to require only a tiny fraction of a second to execute). Such response time is a major incentive for programmers to write programs that are not well-behaved.
See also PC-ism.
[Jargon File]
(1996-12-17)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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