= H =
heavy wizardry n.
Code or designs that trade on a
particularly intimate knowledge or experience of a particular
operating system or language or complex application interface.
Distinguished from deep magic, which trades more on arcane
theoretical knowledge. Writing device drivers is heavy
wizardry; so is interfacing to X (sense 2) without a toolkit.
Esp. found in source-code comments of the form "Heavy wizardry
begins here". Compare voodoo programming.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.