the X that can be Y is not the true X
= T =
1. Ironically or humorously used to refer to
religious issues. 2. Technical fine points of an abstruse
nature, esp. those where the resolution is of theoretical
interest but is relatively marginal with respect to actual use
of a design or system. Used esp. around software issues with a
heavy AI or language-design component, such as the smart-data vs.
smart-programs dispute in AI.
--Jargon File, autonoded by rescdsk.