Subject RE: [ib-support] Re: (unknown)
Author Alan McDonald
so it all happens at UW eh?
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From: csswa [mailto:csswa@...]
Sent: Wednesday, 7 August 2002 21:41
Subject: [ib-support] Re: (unknown)

--- In ib-support@y..., Helen Borrie <helebor@t...> wrote:
> Umm..not quite...I killed the poll and invited Andrew to run his
polls in
> the IBDI list.

Apologies to all for the perceived 'cruft'** in the list.

Andrew Ferguson

** 1. n. An unpleasant substance. The dust that gathers under your
bed is cruft; the TMRC Dictionary correctly noted that attacking it
with a broom only produces more. 2. n. The results of shoddy
construction. 3. vt. [from `hand cruft', pun on `hand craft'] To
write assembler code for something normally (and better) done by a
compiler (see hand-hacking). 4. n. Excess; superfluous junk; used
esp. of redundant or superseded code. 5. [University of Wisconsin] n.
Cruft is to hackers as gaggle is to geese; that is, at UW one
properly says "a cruft of hackers".

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