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1. Informal name for one of the four standard references on PostScript. The other three official guides are known as the Blue Book, the Red Book, and the White Book.
["PostScript Language Program Design", Adobe Systems, Addison-Wesley, 1988 (ISBN 0-201-14396-8)].
2. Informal name for one of the three standard references on SmallTalk. Also associated with blue and red books.
["Smalltalk-80: Bits of History, Words of Advice", by Glenn Krasner (Addison-Wesley, 1983; QA76.8.S635S58; ISBN 0-201-11669-3)].
3. The "X/Open Compatibility Guide", which defines an international standard Unix environment that is a proper superset of POSIX/SVID. It also includes descriptions of a standard utility toolkit, systems administrations features, and the like. This grimoire is taken with particular seriousness in Europe. See Purple Book.
4. The IEEE 1003.1 POSIX Operating Systems Interface standard has been dubbed "The Ugly Green Book".
5. Any of the 1992 standards issued by the ITU-T's tenth plenary assembly. These include, among other things, the dreadful X.400 electronic mail standard and the Group 1 through 4 fax standards.
6. Green Book CD-ROM.
See also book titles.
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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  • He it is who must hold possession of 'the green book,' or who has had it in his keeping.

    The Green Book Mr Jkai
  • When Christine was at her side, she asked, “Do you remember the verses in the wee, green book?”

    Christine Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • On the deck he found a book which they had left; it was a green book, and on the cover was a golden castle on a golden hill.

    Sandy Alice Hegan Rice
  • I have conned my green book of irregular verbs, which I think would bother most of them considerably.

    Villa Elsa Stuart Henry
  • So one night we had her surprised in her room, bound, the boards of the floor raised, and actually there was found a 'green book.'

    The Green Book Mr Jkai
  • The green book is 'Robinson Crusoe,' he'll do to begin with; he's rather thick, and he'll make a good clatter.

  • And from a small, green book Jean began her reading, while Judge Thorn listened attentively.

  • Absorbed and radiant, Mark put back the cover, twirled the stool, and carefully opened a green book marked "Chopin."

    The Story Of Julia Page Kathleen Norris

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