n. When some piece of code is written in a
fashion, and no good reason (such as time
or space optimization) can be discovered, it is often said that the
programmer was attempting to increase their job security (i.e., by
making themselves indispensable for maintenance). This sour joke
seldom has to be said in full; if two hackers are looking over some
code together and one points at a section and says "job security
the other one may just nod.