joe code

joe code

/joh' kohd"/ 1. Code that is overly tense and unmaintainable. "Perl may be a handy program, but if you look at the source, it's complete joe code."

2. Badly written, possibly buggy code.

Correspondents wishing to remain anonymous have fingered a particular Joe at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and observed that usage has drifted slightly; the original sobriquet "Joe code" was intended in sense 1.
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WEST KIRBY WASPS U15s: (back row, from left) Louis Kenton, Tom Hughes, Dan Allen, Jack Davis, Alex Wilson, Harry Davis & Tom Kenny; (front row, from left) Luke Edwards, Alex English, Sam Edwards, Joe Code zz081213XSportCG02