Programming terminology isn’t always well thought out. Language changes, or the people building out languages don’t consider the full implications of what a function or program or program name may look like when taken out of context – especially when combined with other technical terms.
This leads to some pretty awful sounding phrases that you’ll have to search up online when learning how to code, or reminding yourself of the syntax for a command. Here are the worst 25, summarized from this Reddit thread.
The Worst Linux, Programming, and IT Terms to Google
Here we go…
is it possible to have one slave with multiple masters kill slave if master is down
The whole slave/master thing does get a bit awkward…
easiest way to kill a child as a parent kill child to save resources How to kill child silently
Expect a knock on the door soon.
How to abort process How to prevent children overflow as parent
At least this is a problem with a prophylactic solution.
how to transfer child process to new parent
Adoption seems like a solid option versus like, killing toddlers.
Why aren't the children killed when I kill the parent?
Give it a few weeks, unless someone else steps in to feed them.
Should I dispose children or rely on garbage collection?
How to handle multiple simultaneous insertions How to do backdoor pentesting How to run penetration process in a loop
I think I saw a documentary on these once.
how to bash cat with pipe Reattach detached head git How to fix detached head git
Gruesome. What will the neighbors think?
How to kill zombie child how to find and kill all orphan child how to kill orphaned children silently What to do with frozen child how to create a Daemon How to make daemon fork and kill all children on exit how to fork a child process execute child in a container Execute children in shared sandbox
Orphan zombie demon children. Who the hell named this stuff?
How to get a child to fork another child and then kill it's parent?
I get it, you need to spawn a tree of processes, but the wording could be a bit better.
Not really offensive, it might just not be for you.
Getting a bit risqu ?e.
Using python to kill children Transfer child to container and kill parent
Again with the children
How do I access children after I've forked them
How to Avoid the Worst
Make it clear in your search. Don’t search for ‘man finger’, search for ‘linux command man finger’
And if you’re in charge of naming programming terms for the next big language, pick up a thesaurus before you do, or at least run your terminology past some kids to see if it elicits a laugh.