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jargon (From the custom of the Easter Egg hunt observed in
the US and many parts of Europe)
1. A message hidden in the object code
of a program as a
joke, intended to be found by persons disassembling or
browsing the code.
2. A message, graphic, sound effect, or other behaviour
response to some undocumented set of commands or keystrokes,
intended as a joke or to display program credits.
One well-known early Easter egg found in a couple of
even satellite control computers, have much more elaborate
eggs hidden in ROM
, including lists of the developers' names
snatches of music. The Tandy
Color Computer 3 (CoCo
images of the entire development team. Microsoft Excel
includes a flight simulator!