= S =
To read a large data file entirely into core
before working on it. This may be contrasted with the strategy of
reading a small piece at a time, processing it, and then reading
the next piece. "This program slurps in a 1K-by-1K matrix and
does an FFT." See also sponge.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.