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WOMBAT

Waste Of Money, Brains, And Time.

Problems which are both profoundly uninteresting in themselves and unlikely to benefit anyone interesting even if solved. Often used in fanciful constructions such as "wrestling with a wombat".

See also crawling horror, SMOP.

[Jargon File]

(1995-03-10)

wombat

1. <programming> A metasyntactic variable in Commonwealth Hackish.

2. <computer> wombat.doc.ic.ac.uk.

[Jargon File]

(1995-03-10)


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