I had the exact same question when I heard the term.
Cargo cult code (Jargon File entry
) is WRONG (doesn't work/security risk/poor practice) code that
is passed along anyways. A bad
A super search for "Cargo Cult" will give you some examples of the term being used, usually
in reply to some code in that category. Merlyn is particularly vigorous in down-voting this code.
Other "classic" examples are A lot of Matt Wright's perl CGI code, and the "Pragma: no-cache" myth.
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