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(By analogy with George Orwell's "Thought Police" in "1984") A
mythical team of Gestapo-like storm troopers that might burst
into one's office and arrest one for violating programming
style rules. May be used either seriously, to underline a
claim that a particular style violation is dangerous, or
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.