(By analogy with George Orwell’s “Thought Police” in “1984”) A mythical team of Gestapo-like storm troopers that enforce programming style rules. Used 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.
- Code position
character An integer that a coded character set maps to a character. A code position is normally stored or transmitted by applying a character encoding to turn it into a byte string. (2002-03-03)
[kohd] /koʊd/ noun 1. a system for communication by telegraph, heliograph, etc., in which long and short sounds, light flashes, etc., are used to symbolize the content of a message: Morse code. 2. a system used for brevity or secrecy of communication, in which arbitrarily chosen words, letters, or symbols are assigned definite meanings. 3. […]
- Code red
noun a very serious security warning; a warning about a very serious threat
- Co derry
abbreviation 1. County Londonderry