Newton Glossary

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Public Jumptable

A list of branching instructions for the microprocessor, indirectly pointing to native Newton OS functions. For each version of the Newton OS 2.x ROM, the functions always reside at the same offset in the jumptable. Native programs can call these functions via the public jumptable and they will work on every Newton OS 2.x device. The public jumptable also contains a series of branches pointing to the patchable jumptable.

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