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flowchart


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  flowchart  n.  [techspeak]  An  archaic  form  of  visual 
  control-flow  specification  employing  arrows  and  `speech  balloons'  of 
  various  shapes.  Hackers  never  use  flowcharts,  consider  them  extremely 
  silly,  and  associate  them  with  {COBOL}  programmers,  {card  walloper}s,  and 
  other  lower  forms  of  life.  This  attitude  follows  from  the  observations 
  that  flowcharts  (at  least  from  a  hacker's  point  of  view)  are  no  easier 
  to  read  than  code,  are  less  precise,  and  tend  to  fall  out  of  sync  with 
  the  code  (so  that  they  either  obfuscate  it  rather  than  explaining  it 
  or  require  extra  maintenance  effort  that  doesn't  improve  the  code). 
  See  also  {PDL},  sense  1.