(Harvard) A program that solves a standard problem (such as the Eight Queens Puzzle or implementing the life algorithm) in a deliberately nonstandard way. Distinguished from a crock or kluge by the fact that the programmer did it on purpose as a mental exercise. Such constructions are quite popular in exercises such as the Obfuscated C contest, and occasionally in retrocomputing. Lew Lasher was a student at Harvard around 1980 who became notorious for such behaviour.
[lash-ing] /ˈlæʃ ɪŋ/ noun 1. the act of a person or thing that . 2. a whipping with or as if with a . 3. a severe scolding; tongue-lashing. [lash-ing] /ˈlæʃ ɪŋ/ noun 1. a binding or fastening with a rope or the like. 2. the rope or the like used. [lash] /læʃ/ noun 1. […]
[lash-ingz] /ˈlæʃ ɪŋz/ noun, (used with a plural verb) Chiefly British Informal. 1. an abundance; plenty (usually followed by of): strawberries with lashings of cream. [lash-ing] /ˈlæʃ ɪŋ/ noun 1. the act of a person or thing that . 2. a whipping with or as if with a . 3. a severe scolding; tongue-lashing. [lash-ing] […]
[lahsh-yoh] /ˈlɑʃ yoʊ/ noun 1. a town in N Burma (Myanmar), NE of Mandalay: the SW terminus of the Burma Road. /ˈlæʃɪˌəʊ/ noun 1. a town in NE central Myanmar: starting point of the Burma Road to Chongqing, China
[lash-ker] /ˈlæʃ kər/ noun 1. . [luhsh-ker] /ˈlʌʃ kər/ noun 1. the modern part of Gwalior city in N India: capital of former Gwalior state. /ˈlʌʃkə/ noun 1. a former city in N India, in Madhya Pradesh: capital of the former states of Gwalior and Madhya Bharat; now part of the city of Gwalior