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空闲
Simplified 空闲
Traditional 空閑
Related words 空闲的 
Pin Yin
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English
  • idle
  • free time
  • leisure
Examples:
1. 程序每次提供一个模态对话框,它就进入空闲等待状态。 当用户处理这个对话框时,它不做任何事,实在不应该发生这种情况。
Every time an application puts up a modal dialog box, it goes into an idle waiting state, doing no work while the user struggles with the dialog. This should never happen.
2. 利用计算机的空闲周期
Putting the idle cycles to work
3. 搜索结果几乎是同时出现的,因为系统利用了很多空闲时间来索引硬盘。
Search results are almost instantaneous because the operating system takes advantage of downtime to index the hard drive.
4. 简单而言,如果程序的假设是错的也没关系,它有足够的空闲能力做出几个假设,而在用户最终做出选择时放弃那些糟糕假设的结果。
Simply put, it doesn’t matter if the application’s assumptions are wrong; it has enough spare power to make several assumptions and discard the results of the bad ones when the user finally makes his choice.
5. 凭良心说,软件再也不能在用户工作时浪费这么多空闲时间了。
Software can no longer, in good conscience, waste so much idle time while users work.
6. 的确可能并不需要这种信息,但是计算机很容易付出这些时间,毕竟那只是所浪费空闲周期中的一点点。
Sure, this information might not be needed, but the computer can easily spare the time, and it’s only bits that have to be thrown away, after all.
7. 程序可以启动查找文件,如果用户开始输入,程序可以放弃,直到下一次空闲时钟周期。
The application can launch a search for a file, and if the user begins typing, merely abandon it until the next hiatus.
8. 我们将在后半部分进一步讨论如何利用软件的空闲时间为我们办事。
We’ll discuss more ways for software to use idle time to our advantage towards the end of this chapter.
9. 当我们告诉文字处理器打印一份文档时,它不会告诉我们打印纸不够了。 也不会告诉我们前面有40份文档在排队等待打印,或附近另一台打印机空闲,而一个乐于助人的人会告诉我们这些。
When we tell our word processor to print a document, it doesn’t tell us when the paper supply is low, or when 40 other documents are queued up before us, or when another nearby printer is free.
10. 关于智能的软件有一些误解,一些天真的观察家认为智能软件确实有智能。 但是这个术语的真正含义是,在条件非常困难,甚至用户空闲的情况下,这些程序能够努力工作。
While this would certainly be nice, the fact of the matter is that our silicon-enabled tools are still a ways away from delivering on that dream. A more useful understanding of the term (if you’re trying to ship a product this decade) is that these products are capable of working hard even when conditions are difficult and even when users aren’t busy.