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flarp


flarp


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  flarp  /flarp/  n.  [Rutgers  University]  Yet  another 
  {metasyntactic  variable}  (see  {foo}).  Among  those  who  use  it  it 
  is  associated  with  a  legend  that  any  program  not  containing  the  word 
  `flarp'  somewhere  will  not  work  The  legend  is  discreetly  silent  on 
  the  reliability  of  programs  which  _do_  contain  the  magic  word 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  flarp 
 
  /flarp/  [Rutgers  University]  Yet  another  {metasyntactic 
  variable}  (see  {foo}).  Among  those  who  use  it  it  is 
  associated  with  a  legend  that  any  program  not  containing  the 
  word  flarp"  somewhere  will  not  work  The  legend  is 
  discreetly  silent  on  the  reliability  of  programs  which  *do* 
  contain  the  magic  word 
 
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