New english words

Some new terms that I got to know recently.

  1. Scambaiter – / noun. computing slang / The practice of pretending to fall for fraudulent online schemes in order to waste the time of the perpetrators. Some popular ones. I am fan of Jim.

  2. Declarative vs Imperative programming language

    Declarative programming is a paradigm describing WHAT the program does, without explicitly specifying its control flow. Imperative programming is a paradigm describing HOW the program should do something by explicitly specifying each instruction (or statement) step by step, which mutate the program’s state Eg. Dec: Haskell/Erlang. Imp: C/CPP/Java. More pros and cons. Thanks to Conor Hoekstra.

  3. Prompt. After ChatGPT there is a lot of talk about geting your Prompt right!

  4. Gross. very obvious and unacceptable. //Sheena Melwani

  5. Rhetorical question. A question asked in order to create a dramatic effect or to make a point rather than to get an answer. //Top Gun: Maverick

  6. FWIW. For What is worth. //reddit

  7. WTFPL. Do What The F-word You Want To Public License

  8. Torricelli. Torricelli’s mercury barometer. //During my training

  9. Terse. brief, concise, to the point. Using few words, sometimes in a way that seems rude or unfriendly
★ 2 min read · Rajesh Pandian M · english , coding