salt substrate = S = samizdat

same-day service n.

Ironic term used to describe long response time, particularly with respect to MS-DOS system calls (which ought to require only a tiny fraction of a second to execute). Such response time is a major incentive for programmers to write programs that are not well-behaved. See also PC-ism.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

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