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1. (Obsolete) The source code for a program, which may be in
any language, as opposed to the linkable or executable binary
produced from it by a compiler. The idea behind the term is
that to a real hacker, a program written in his favourite
programming language is at least as readable as English.
Usage: mostly by old-time hackers, though recognisable in
2. The official name of the database language used by the
Pick operating system, actually a sort of crufty,
brain-damaged SQL with delusions of grandeur. The name
permits marketroids to say "Yes, and you can program our
computers in English!" to ignorant suits without quite
running afoul of the truth-in-advertising laws.