Phrase of the Day: juggling eggs

Computer jargon from the early days of computing is replete with a colorful — and often hilarious — vocabulary. “Juggling eggs” is one such phrase.

What does it mean?


Juggling eggs refers to keeping a lot of state in your head while modifying a program. “Don’t bother me now, I’m juggling eggs,” means that an interruption is likely to result in a scrambled program.

Source: The New Hacker’s Dictionary (Available as a book and online.)



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