1. (Obsolete) The source code for a program, which may be in any language, as
opposed to the linkable or executable binary produced from it by a compiler. The
idea behind the term is that to a real hacker, a program written in his
favourite programming language is at least as readable as English. Usage: mostly
by old-time hackers, though recognisable in context.
2. The official name of the database language used by the Pick operating system,
actually a sort of crufty, brain-damaged SQL with delusions of grandeur. The
name permits marketroids to say "Yes, and you can program our computers in
English!" to ignorant suits without quite running afoul of the
["Exploring the Pick Operating System", J.E. Sisk et al, Hayden 1986].
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