What is change state?

  • (verb): Undergo a transformation or a change of position or action.
    Synonyms: turn

Some articles on state:

QuickDraw GX - Description - Graphics
... an object oriented model in which graphics objects are aware of and responsible for their own state ... Unlike QuickDraw, there is no universal "state", every drawing command can re-construct the state from data stored within it, or various "parent" objects ... Since this state was private, and sent to GX if and when needed, GX theoretically allowed the Mac OS to support protected memory, as state was no longer shared directly between the programs and graphics system ...

Famous quotes containing the words state and/or change:

    There is such a thing as caste, even in the West; but it is comparatively faint; it is conservatism here. It says, forsake not your calling, outrage no institution, use no violence, rend no bonds; the State is thy parent. Its virtue or manhood is wholly filial.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little.
    Max Lerner (b. 1902)