joe code/joh' kohd"/ 1. Code that is overly tense and unmaintainable. "Perl may be a handy program, but if you look at the source, it's complete joe code." 2. Badly written, possibly buggy code. Correspondents wishing to remain anonymous have fingered a particular Joe at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and observed that usage has drifted slightly; the original sobriquet "Joe code" was intended in sense 1. [Jargon File]
job security ♦ jock ♦ joe ♦ joe code ♦ John Atanasoff ♦ John Gilmore ♦ John Mauchly
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