leaning toothpick syndrome

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leaning toothpick syndrome


A term of art used in informatics for a programming script in which a quoted expression becomes unreadable because it contains too many escape characters, usually backslashes (“”), to avoid so called delimiter collisions.

Example m/ftp://[^/]*/pub//

Obviously, this is not a syndrome in the medical sense. 

Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaning_toothpick_syndrome  

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