December 17, 2008

willy-nilly

Posted in Idioms at 9:07 pm by Feng

willy-nilly – whether one wishes to or not; willingly or unwillingly [dict]

Modern computers have abundant memory such that programmers often write codes in whatever liked style without worrying about the memory usage. However, the case is different with programming smart cards where the available memory is extremely constrained. “When programming for the (Java) smart card,” someone warned, “Don’t create new objects willy-nilly.”

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