= L =
languages of choice
language lawyer n.
A person, usually an experienced or
senior software engineer, who is intimately familiar with many or
most of the numerous restrictions and features (both useful and
esoteric) applicable to one or more computer programming languages.
A language lawyer is distinguished by the ability to show you the
five sentences scattered through a 200-plus-page manual that
together imply the answer to your question "if only you had
thought to look there". Compare wizard, legal,
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.