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Dutch origins

Dutch origins

Posted Dec 19, 2005 4:29 UTC (Mon) by xoddam (subscriber, #2322)
In reply to: Reworking the semaphore interface by farnz
Parent article: Reworking the semaphore interface

V is for 'verhoog', or 'increment', while P is for the neologism 'Prolag' formed from 'Probeer te verlagen', 'try to decrement'.

See http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/transcriptions/EWD00xx/EWD51.html (Link found on Wikipedia)


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