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> I can honestly say I've never heard "abend" in my whole life. If I ever
> Is it a term mostly used outside of America?
It's an old IBM mainframe hacker term. Kind of a portmanteau term for
I guess it's because I started in the workplace back when the PC was just
invented, and the mainframe dominated. There were massive volumes of
abend codes to be looked at when you got a core dump. . . .