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Paul K Gleske pkg@gleske.org
Tue Jun 26 13:46:00 GMT 2001

> What does groks mean?

Grok.  http://www.dictionary.com/cgi-bin/dict.pl?term=grok

grok (grk)
tr.v. Slang grok·ked, grok·king, groks
To understand profoundly through intuition or empathy.

[Coined by Robert A. Heinlein in his Stranger in a Strange Land.]

Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth
Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

/grok/, /grohk/ (From the novel "Stranger in a Strange Land", by Robert A.
Heinlein, where it is a Martian word meaning literally "to drink" and
metaphorically "to be one with")

1. To understand, usually in a global sense. Connotes intimate and
exhaustive knowledge.

Contrast zen, which is similar supernal understanding experienced as a
single brief flash. See also glark.

2. Used of programs, may connote merely sufficient understanding. "Almost
all C compilers grok the "void" type these days."

[Jargon File]


Source: The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © 1993-2001 Denis Howe

I thought all programmers needed to know this.  Especially any Unix geeks.


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