BFOIT - Introduction to Computer Programming

Appendix A (Jargon)

?confused unintelligible language?

jargon \'jär-gen\ 1a: confused unintelligible language...
2: the technical teminology... of a special activity or group...

We techies use quite a few words that have important meaning in the process of computer programming, but are not commonly used in day-to-day life.  So, the above definition of jargon I took out of Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary certainly applies.  If you are not familiar with the words/terms used a lot by computer programmers, you will think they might just as well be talking in a foreign language.  But, like mathematics, computer programming has an exactness to the meaning of many concepts.  In order for anyone to learn about programming, they should understand the words/concepts defined here.

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