Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
Pat Gunn


Frankencode - (mass noun) - Sources to an applicationthat, for some reason, are written in more than one programminglanguage. Generally considered problematic within the geek communitybecause it significantly reduces the number of programmers eligibleto work on the project, and even for those skilled in all languagesinvolved, cross-language issues make the code unwieldy, introduceavenues for subtle bugs, and often make debugging really difficult.

That's my contribution to Geek jargon.With any luck, it will eventually enter mass use, and maybe make itinto The Jargon File. I'm notstomping on any toes -- Google searches for frankencode, as I writethis, shows only 3 or 4 instances on the web (!!).

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