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RE: RE: Help me understand...

by footpad (Monsignor)
on Oct 18, 2000 at 23:54 UTC ( #37410=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RE: Help me understand...
in thread Help me understand...

"cargo cult code"?

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RE: RE: RE: Help me understand...
by swiftone (Curate) on Oct 18, 2000 at 23:57 UTC
    I had the exact same question when I heard the term. Cargo cult code (Jargon File entry) is WRONG (doesn't work/security risk/poor practice) code that is passed along anyways. A bad meme.

    A super search for "Cargo Cult" will give you some examples of the term being used, usually in reply to some code in that category. Merlyn is particularly vigorous in down-voting this code.

    Other "classic" examples are A lot of Matt Wright's perl CGI code, and the "Pragma: no-cache" myth.

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