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Lasherism /n./ [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 behavior.
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