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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  programming 
  n  1:  setting  an  order  and  time  for  planned  events  [syn:  {scheduling}] 
  2:  creating  a  sequence  of  instructions  to  enable  the  computer 
  to  do  something  [syn:  {computer  programming}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  programming  n.  1.  The  art  of  debugging  a  blank  sheet  of  paper 
  (or,  in  these  days  of  on-line  editing,  the  art  of  debugging  an  empty 
  file).  "Bloody  instructions  which  being  taught,  return  to  plague  their 
  inventor"  ("Macbeth",  Act  1,  Scene  7)  2.  A  pastime  similar  to  banging 
  one's  head  against  a  wall,  but  with  fewer  opportunities  for  reward. 
  3.  The  most  fun  you  can  have  with  your  clothes  on  4.  The  least  fun 
  you  can  have  with  your  clothes  off 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  programming 
 
  1.  The  art  of  debugging  a  blank  sheet  of  paper  (or,  in  these 
  days  of  on-line  editing,  the  art  of  debugging  an  empty  file). 
 
  2.  A  pastime  similar  to  banging  one's  head  against  a  wall,  but 
  with  fewer  opportunities  for  reward. 
 
  3.  The  most  fun  you  can  have  with  your  clothes  on  (although 
  clothes  are  not  mandatory). 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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