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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fascist 
  adj  :  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  fascism;  "fascist 
  propaganda"  [syn:  {fascistic}] 
  n  :  an  adherent  of  fascism  or  other  right-wing  authoritarian 
  views 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  fascist  adj  1.  [common]  Said  of  a  computer  system  with 
  excessive  or  annoying  security  barriers,  usage  limits,  or  access 
  policies.  The  implication  is  that  said  policies  are  preventing 
  hackers  from  getting  interesting  work  done  The  variant  `fascistic' 
  seems  to  have  been  preferred  at  MIT,  poss.  by  analogy  with  `touristic' 
  (see  {tourist}  or  under  the  influence  of  German/Yiddish  `faschistisch'). 
  2.  In  the  design  of  languages  and  other  software  tools,  `the  fascist 
  alternative'  is  the  most  restrictive  and  structured  way  of  capturing  a 
  particular  function;  the  implication  is  that  this  may  be  desirable  in 
  order  to  simplify  the  implementation  or  provide  tighter  error  checking. 
  Compare  {bondage-and-discipline  language},  although  that  term  is  global 
  rather  than  local. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  fascist 
 
  1.  Said  of  a  computer  system  with  excessive  or  annoying 
  security  barriers,  usage  limits,  or  access  policies.  The 
  implication  is  that  said  policies  are  preventing  hackers  from 
  getting  interesting  work  done  The  variant  fascistic"  seems 
  to  have  been  preferred  at  {MIT},  possibly  by  analogy  with 
  touristic"  (see  {tourist}). 
 
  2.  In  the  design  of  languages  and  other  software  tools,  "the 
  fascist  alternative"  is  the  most  restrictive  and  structured 
  way  of  capturing  a  particular  function;  the  implication  is 
  that  this  may  be  desirable  in  order  to  simplify  the 
  implementation  or  provide  tighter  error  checking.  Compare 
  {bondage-and-discipline  language},  although  that  term  is 
  global  rather  than  local. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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