write-only code

[a play on "read-only memory"] Code so arcane, complex, or ill-structured that it cannot be modified or even comprehended by anyone but its author, and possibly not even by him/her. A Bad Thing.

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write-back « write buffer « Write-Once Read-Many « write-only code » write-only language » write-only memory » write protect