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job security
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jargon When some piece of code is written in a particularly
obscure fashion, and no good reason (such as time or space
optimisation) can be discovered, it is often said that the
programmer was attempting to increase his job security (i.e.
by making himself indispensable for maintenance). This sour
joke seldom has to be said in full; if two hackers are looking
over some code together and one points at a section and says
"job security", the other one may just nod.