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whack

According to arch-hacker James Gosling, to "...modify a program with no idea whatsoever how it works." (See whacker.) It is actually possible to do this in nontrivial circumstances if the change is small and well-defined and you are very good at glarking things from context. As a trivial example, it is relatively easy to change all "stderr" writes to "stdout" writes in a piece of C filter code which remains otherwise mysterious.
References in classic literature ?
Whack, whack, whack, went the quick-firing guns of the Americans' battery, and smash came an answering shell from the Furst Bismarck.
Little business men, shopkeepers, and such ilk took what whack they could out of the product of the worker; but, after all, it was the large business men who formed the workers through the little business men.
He takes off his long-flapped coat, and stands up in a long- flapped waistcoat, which Sir Roger de Coverley might have worn when it was new, picks out a stick, and is ready for Master Joe, who loses no time, but begins his old game, whack, whack, whack, trying to break down the old man's guard by sheer strength.
"It's damned tame, whatever it is, comin' in here at feedin' time an' gettin' its whack of fish."
"We had players that thought they could whack it into the air and whack it as far as they can and thought that would be good enough -- and that's not.
Ghanaian rapper, Kwaw Kese has jabbed Tinny for listing him among the top three whack rappers in Ghana.
Former Tottenham boss Harry, 71, was crowned jungle king last month after fans warmed to his cheeky quips, fondness for jam roly-poly and WHACK Harry unstinting love for his wife of 54 years, Sandra.
THE NOISE COMING FROM INSIDE THE PORTA Potty is Tierra Whack. "THIS IS GREAT!
Artist Tierra Whack released her songs of her album, 'Whack World,' in her official Instagram account.
"And I can remember getting comfy in some girl's tent when, all of a sudden, I hear 'Whack! Ow!
"She says with George just being four he wants to whack a ball, so she was asking what sort of stuff she should be doing.
"You can't play whack-amole - you'd have to whack all the moles all the time everywhere they might be."