Code of the Geeks
= C =
code police n.
[by analogy with George Orwell's `thought
police'] A mythical team of Gestapo-like storm troopers that might
burst into one's office and arrest one for violating programming
style rules. May be used either seriously, to underline a claim
that a particular style violation is dangerous, or ironically, to
suggest that the practice under discussion is condemned mainly by
anal-retentive weenies. "Dike out that goto or the code
police will get you!" The ironic usage is perhaps more common.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.