Glossary Entry: Holy War

Quick Definition

This is a term for arguments that will never end. They often escalate into flame wars*, and are usually things that are a bad idea to talk about seriously.

Common examples include PCs* vs Mac*, PCs* vs Consoles*, EMACS vs vi, and anything to do with religion or politics.

For the curious, EMACS and vi are both text editors and they have something of a rivalry between their respective fans. Personally, I use neither.


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