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    n. 1. Loosely, anyone with a {network address}. 2. More specifically, a {USENET} regular. Most often found in the plural. "If... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    one-liner wars


    n. A game popular among hackers who code in the language APL (see write-only language and line noise). The objective is to see who can code the most interesting and/or useful routine in one line of operators chosen from APL's exceedingly hairy primitive set. A similar amusement was practiced among TECO hackers and is now popular among Perl aficionados. Ken Iverson, the inventor of APL, has been credited with a one-liner that, given a number N, produces a list of the prime numbers from 1 to N inclusive. It looks like this

    (2 = 0 +.= T o.| T) / T <- iN

    where `o' is the APL null character, the assignment arrow is a single character, and `i' represents the APL iota.