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Definition of considered harmful

considered harmful

adjective

  • phrasing used to espouse the belief that something is (or should be) considered a bad idea. Used in tech circles, the expression is a nod to Edsger W. Dijkstra's March 1968 note in Communications of the ACM called: Goto Statement Considered Harmful.
    Getting wasted considered harmful.
    "Getting wasted considered harmful" considered harmful.

    Last edited on Nov 05 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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