(primarily CMU) with @END, used humorously in writing to
indicate a context or to remark on the surrounded text. From the
SCRIBE command of the same name. For example:
Predicate logic is the only good programming language.
Anyone who would use anything else is an idiot. Also,
computers should be tredecimal instead of binary.
- ANGLE BRACKETS
- (primarily MIT) n.
Either of the characters "<" and ">". See BROKET.
- (aus (East coast) ay-ahs (West coast)) [based on a PDP-10
increment instruction] v. To increase the amount of something.
"Aos the campfire."
Usage: considered silly. See SOS.
- n. Abbreviation for "argument" (to a function), used so often as
to have become a new word.
- adv. Automatically, but in a way which, for some reason
(typically because it is too complicated, or too ugly, or perhaps
even too trivial), I don't feel like explaining to you. See MAGIC.
Example: Some programs which produce XGP output files spool them
- 1. n. Equipment or program that fails, usually
2. BAGBITING: adj. Failing hardware or software.
"This bagbiting system won't let me get out of spacewar."
verges on obscenity. Grammatically separable; one may speak of
"biting the bag".
Synonyms: LOSER, LOSING, CRETINOUS, BLETCHEROUS,
BARFUCIOUS, CHOMPER, CHOMPING.
- n. Common alternate name for EXCL (q.v.), especially at CMU. See
- 1. The second metasyntactic variable, after FOO. "Suppose we have
two functions FOO and BAR. FOO calls BAR..."
2. Often appended to
FOO to produce FOOBAR.
- [from the "layman" slang, meaning "vomit"]
1. interj. Term of
disgust. See BLETCH.
2. v. Choke, as on input. May mean to give
an error message. "The function `=' compares two fixnums or two
flonums, and barfs on anything else."
3. BARFULOUS, BARFUCIOUS:
adj. Said of something which would make anyone barf, if only for