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  • roach
    [Bell Labs] vt. To destroy, esp. of a data structure. Hardware gets {toast}ed or {fried}, software gets roached.


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  • EOL
    /E-O-L/ [End Of Line] n. Syn. for {newline}, derived perhaps from the original CDC6600 Pascal. Now rare, but widely recognized and occasionally used...FULL DEFINITION

  • say
    vt. 1. To type to a terminal. "To list a directory verbosely, you have to say `ls -l'." Tends to imply a ...FULL DEFINITION

  • nasal demons
    n. During a discussion on the USENET group comp.std.c in early 1992, a regular remarked "When the compiler encounters [a given undefined construct] it...FULL DEFINITION

  • fudge
    1. vt. To perform in an incomplete but marginally acceptable way, particularly with respect to the writing of a program. "I didn't feel...FULL DEFINITION

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  • bum
    1. vt. To make highly efficient, either in time or space, often at the expense of clarity. "I managed to bum three more ...FULL DEFINITION

  • crippleware
    n. 1. Software that has some important functionality deliberately removed, so as to entice potential users to pay for a working version. 2....FULL DEFINITION

  • documentation
    n. The multiple kilograms of macerated, pounded, steamed, bleached, and pressed trees that accompany most modern software or hardware products (see also {tree-killer}). ...FULL DEFINITION

  • EOF
    /E-O-F/ [abbreviation, `End Of File'] n. 1. [techspeak] Refers esp. to whatever {out-of-band} value is returned by C's sequential character-input functions (and their equivalents...FULL DEFINITION