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  • n. The use of thunks (data mappings).


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  • "The overall process of intercepting the generic mouse-click message, determining registered handlers, dispatching to those handlers, retrieving results, and applying results to the current page can be described as thunking the mouse-click event. In this sense, 'to thunk' describes the overall process of detecting a condition that requires re-translation and/or re-packaging of the initial data along with the dispatching and/or handling computer code to support the required action."

    - Wikipedia.

    August 15, 2008