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