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    adj. Describes a primitive programming style, one in which the programmer relies on the computer's processing power instead of using his or her own... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


  •  View Definition: line 666 

    line 666


    [from Christian eschatological myth] n. The notational line of source at which a program fails for obscure reasons, implying either that *somebody* is out to get it (when you are the programmer), or that it richly deserves to be so gotten (when you are not). "It works when I trace through it, but seems to crash on line 666 when I run it." "What happens is that whenever a large batch comes through, mmdf dies on the Line of the Beast. Probably some twit hardcoded a buffer size."