= W =
1. Refers to development projects or algorithms
that have no possible relevance or practical application. Comes
from `off in the weeds'. Used in phrases like "lexical analysis
for microcode is serious weeds...." 2. At CDC/ETA before its
demise, the phrase `go off in the weeds' was equivalent
mainstream hackerdom's jump off into never-never land.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.