text /n./ 1. [techspeak] Executable code, esp. a `pure
code' portion shared between multiple instances of a program
running in a multitasking OS. Compare English. 2. Textual
material in the mainstream sense; data in ordinary ASCII or
EBCDIC representation (see flat-ASCII). "Those are
text files; you can review them using the editor." These two
contradictory senses confuse hackers, too.
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