autoflush

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

auto- +‎ flush

Noun[edit]

autoflush (uncountable)

  1. (computing, programming) automatic flushing of a buffer
    • 2001, Cay S. Horstmann, ‎Gary Cornell, Core Java 2: Fundamentals (page 715)
      If the writer is set to autoflush mode, then all characters in the buffer are sent to their destination whenever println is called.
    • 2002, Dave Rolsky, ‎Ken Williams, Embedding Perl in HTML with Mason
      With autoflush off, you can easily start generating content, have your code throw it away halfway through, and then issue a redirect.