Re: word of the day

Subject: Re: word of the day
From: Mike Stockman <mstockman -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 15:11:08 -0500

The phrase that comes to mind is "interactive shell" (just sits there waiting for user input) vs. non-interactive shell (executes as instructed then goes away). I even found a sample page that uses those phrases so you can see them in action:

As for the memory being the second thing to go, I find that I have always had trouble remembering what I was about to... um, sorry, why did I come in here again?

On Dec 3, 2009, at 2:57 PM, McLauchlan, Kevin wrote:

> I thought there was another term that nicely indicated a style of command-driven utility that started, accepted multiple commands, or just sat there, until actively dismissed - versus one that you call with all the parameters it's going to need, and it goes entirely away as soon as it completes the one task.
> They say the memory is the second thing to go.


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