= W =
[University of Maryland: from hacker] 1. A
person, similar to a hacker, who enjoys exploring the details
of programmable systems and how to stretch their capabilities.
Whereas a hacker tends to produce great hacks, a whacker only ends
up whacking the system or program in question. Whackers are often
quite egotistical and eager to claim wizard status, regardless
of the views of their peers. 2. A person who is good at
programming quickly, though rather poorly and ineptly.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.