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whack: v. According to arch-hacker James Gosling, to "...modify a
   program with no idea whatsoever how it works." (See whacker.)
   It is actually possible to do this in nontrivial circumstances if
   the change is small and well-defined and you are very good at
   glarking things from context.  As a trivial example, it is
   relatively easy to change all `stderr' writes to `stdout'
   writes in a piece of C filter code which remains otherwise