Aw: Re: stuck on time
On 2019-12-08 20:34, Michael Torrie wrote:
> On 12/8/19 11:47 AM, RobH wrote:
>> Err, excuse me, I was not attempting to hack into someone else's code.
>> As the code is in the public domain, I wanted it to work as is, like it
>> did for the author, without changing anything.
> No worries, you're totally fine. The word "hack" means something
> different. To hack means to work on, learn, modify, etc. It's a
> positive word in this context. I was hacking on python code myself
The word for breaking into a system or program is/was "crack", like in
"safe-cracking". In common parlance, however, people have picked up the
word "hack" instead, which, as Michael says, means something else.
It's a lot like the misuse of the word "theory".