Jargon File

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Jargon File

(jargon, publication, humour)
The on-line hacker Jargon File maintained by Eric S. Raymond. A large collection of definitions of computing terms, including much wit, wisdom, and history.

Many definitions in this dictionary are from v3.0.0 of 1993-07-27.

Latest version: 4.4.2 (2003-05-22), as of 2003-06-09.

Jargon File Home.

See also Yellow Book, Jargon.
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Random Hacker as the avatar of the generic hacker in his The New Hacker's Dictionary 1996 (522-30), I want to develop a stereotypical avatar named A.
The New Hacker's Dictionary and its online version, The Jargon File (www.
This is hardly surprising given that there seems to be more jargon surrounding financial products and transactions than you would find in a computer hacker's dictionary.
So explains Eric Raymond, author of the New Hacker's Dictionary.
Eric Raymond, compiler of The New Hacker's Dictionary, defines a hacker as "a clever programmer, and "good hack" as a "clever solution to a programming problem.
Steele (who wrote the foreword to this dictionary and provided the cartoons as well) edited the file and published it as The Hacker's Dictionary.
The next best thing to a visit to this nerdy netherworld may be a run through The New Hacker's Dictionary (MIT, 2d ed.
This is referred to as "flaming" (defined by The Hacker's Dictionary as "to speak incessantly and/or rabidly on some relatively uninteresting subject or with a patently ridiculous attitude.
The 1992 revision of the Hacker's Dictionary is 100% fun.
Your dog, or nephew's name, even spelled backwards, is easy to search with a hacker's dictionary tool.
He is also the author or co-author of three books: Common LISP: The Language (Digital Press, 1984); C: A Reference Manual (Prentice-Hall, 1984 and 1987); and The Hacker's Dictionary (Harper & Row, 1983).
Steele's 1983 Hacker's Dictionary and in Steven Levy's 1984 Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution.