like nailing jelly to a tree
= L =
line eater, the
line 666 [from Christian eschatological myth] n.
notional line of source at which a program fails for obscure
reasons, implying either that somebody is out to get it
(when you are the programmer), or that it richly deserves to be so
gotten (when you are not). "It works when I trace through it, but
seems to crash on line 666 when I run it." "What happens is that
whenever a large batch comes through, mmdf dies on the Line of the
Beast. Probably some twit hardcoded a buffer size."
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.