[IRC] v. To dump large amounts of text onto an IRC
channel. This is especially rude when the text is uninteresting
and the other users are trying to carry on a serious conversation.
flowchart [techspeak] n. An archaic form of visual control-flow
specification employing arrows and `speech balloons' of various
shapes. Hackers never use flowcharts, consider them extremely
silly, and associate them with COBOL
walloper}s, and other lower forms of life. This is because (from a
hacker's point of view) they are no easier to read than code, are
less precise, and tend to fall out of sync with the code (so that
they either obfuscate it rather than explaining it or require
extra maintenance effort that doesn't improve the code). See also
, sense 3.