= C =
coefficient of X
A program component that traverses other
programs for a living. Compilers have codewalkers in their front
ends; so do cross-reference generators and some database front
ends. Other utility programs that try to do too much with source
code may turn into codewalkers. As in "This new vgrind
feature would require a codewalker to implement."
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.