Definitions

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  • n. An instruction or operation that has no significant effect.

Etymologies

No operation (NOP), common assembly language instruction. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • While the joy stick is no-op because the switches vibrated loose the crew recalls there last moments.

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  • A very minimal system might just provide a set of inbuilt libraries that are there in the initial namespace, so require-ing them is a no-op, a require mechanism that is just file inclusion perhaps checking the included file contains a single module with the same name as we're expecting, if we can be bothered, and a module macro that just expands to its contents.

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  • Here's an example: in the readFast.py file, += is used to join strings, files are iterated inefficiently, and no-op function calls are performed.

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  • A thread passing objects to one of its own children is an easy no-op, for a start, if the object existed before the fork so is below it in the chain.

    Snell-Pym » Garbage collection

  • N2670's only user-visible changes are a bunch of no-op Standard Library functions, which we already picked up in VC10.

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  • WriteLine except that this shows up only for Debug build and is no-op in Retail build.

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  • The below converter is a no-op converter named, "DebugConverter."

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  • ยท Changed glXSwapBuffers () behavior for a pixmap such that it is now a no-op in the direct rendering case in order to match the indirect case and comply with the GLX spec.

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  • As we don't have a notion to run asynchronous in our little world, we simply return the no-op action delegate from the observer function.

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  • Query planner enhancement - the ORDER BY becomes a no-op if the query also contains a

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