Red Book = R = regexp

red wire n.

[IBM] Patch wires installed by programmers who have no business mucking with the hardware. It is said that the only thing more dangerous than a hardware guy with a code patch is a softy with a soldering iron.... Compare blue wire, yellow wire, purple wire.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

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