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3-11-2009 @ 1:22PM
I agree with Chris Anthony. "Proc" is short for "procedure", which is a well-delineated, callable block of code in various programming and scripting languages, including Pascal, DikuMUD, and Transact-SQL. That fact shouldn't really be in dispute given all the coders familiar with procedures and also given all the text MUDders who play those newfangled graphical MUDs nowadays..."Programmed Random Occurrence" seems to be a poor backronym that people spread around for some reason. Wouldn't that acronym be PRO? Also, a proc doesn't have to be random.But as Alex implies, etymology doesn't matter as long as you know what it means now.
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