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    [UNIX] n. Term used for {shell} code, so called because of the prevalence of `pipelines' that feed the output of one program to the... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    unroll


    v. To repeat the body of a loop several times in succession. This optimization technique reduces the number of times the loop-termination test has to be executed. But it only works if the number of iterations desired is a multiple of the number of repetitions of the body. Something has to be done to take care of any leftover iterations --- such as Duff's device.