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 ...

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