Joe code /joh’ kohd”/
- Code that is overly tense and unmaintainable. “Perl may be a handy program, but if you look at the source, it’s complete Joe code.”
- Badly written, possibly buggy code.
Correspondents wishing to remain anonymous have fingered a particular Joe at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and observed that usage has drifted slightly; the original sobriquet ‘Joe code’ was intended in sense 1.
This term has now generalized to ‘