8 February 2007

boolshit (definition)

adj. -tier, -tiest

  1. code that performs a conditional test for true or false in order to set a Boolean value: if (isActive == true) {doProcessing = true} else if (isActive == false) {doProcessing = false}, cf. doProcessing = isActive
  2. a programmer who writes such code
  3. what you say under your breath when you encounter boolshit code in anticipation of the subsequent gaffes you will have to deal with and debug
[ posted by sstrader on 8 February 2007 at 9:35:16 AM in Language & Literature , Programming ]