language lawyer

Computing Dictionary

language lawyer definition

A person, usually an experienced or senior software engineer, who is intimately familiar with many or most of the numerous restrictions and features (both useful and esoteric) applicable to one or more computer programming languages. A language lawyer is distinguished by the ability to show you the five sentences scattered through a 200-page manual that together imply the answer to your question "if only you had thought to look there".
Compare wizard, legal, legalese.
[Jargon File]

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
Cite This Source
Previous Definition: language laboratory
Next Definition: language learning
Words Near: language lawyer
More from
Synonyms and Antonyms for language lawyer
More from
Search for articles containing language lawyer
More from Translator Word FAQs presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature