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  • replicator
    n. Any construct that acts to produce copies of itself; this could be a living organism, an idea (see {meme}), a program (see {worm},... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    swizzle


    v. To convert external names, array indices, or references within a data structure into address pointers when the data structure is brought into main memory from external storage (also called `pointer swizzling'); this may be done for speed in chasing references or to simplify code (e.g., by turning lots of name lookups into pointer dereferences). The converse operation is sometimes termed `unswizzling'. See also snap.