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line noise

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Noun

Singular
line noise

Plural
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line noise (-)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Spurious characters due to signal noise in a communications link.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Data that looks random, as when outputting a binary file literally.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Source code or a programming language that is terse and illegible. Write-only code or a write-only language.
    • 2000, Simon Cozens, Ten Perl Myths,[1] perl.com,
      In short, Perl doesn't write illegible Perl, people do. If you can stop yourself being one of them, we can agree that Perl's reputation for looking like line noise is no more than a myth.

References

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  1. ^ Simon Cozens (2000-02-23). "Ten Perl Myths." perl.com. URL accessed on 2008-06-28.

"line noise." The Jargon File. URL accessed on 2008-06-27.

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