--- christopher.j.meisenzahl / citicorp.com wrote:
> What are quines?

:quine: /kwi:n/ /n./ [from the name of the logician Willard van Orman
Quine, via Douglas Hofstadter] A program that generates a copy of its
own source text as its complete output. Devising the shortest
possible quine in some given programming language is a common hackish
amusement.


(see http://www.nyx.net/~gthompso/quine.htm)


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