code police

<humour> (By analogy with George Orwell's "Thought Police" in "1984") A mythical team of Gestapo-like storm troopers that enforce programming style rules. Used ironically, to suggest that the practice under discussion is condemned mainly by anal-retentive weenies. "Dike out that goto or the code police will get you!" The ironic usage is perhaps more common.

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Last updated: 1994-12-08

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Code-Generator Generator Language « code grinder « code management « code police » code position » coder/decoder » codes

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