In the listings package documentation, there is this:

1.4 Seduce to use

Is that a programmer's in-joke, or am I missing something?

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    It's a pun, most likely, on the pronunciation of 'seduce' and 'use'. Unfortunately, the original author of listings, Carsten Heinz, 'vanished' from TeX World, so he would know (unless further maintainers introduced the title of the section later on) – user31729 Dec 22 '17 at 18:11
  • `printf %b "uce\n" | sed 's/c/s/``? No idea what the connection to that section is? Related to the 'hidden parameter', possibly? – cfr Dec 23 '17 at 4:53
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    OK. look at the source for that section in the .dtx file and it makes sense. The hidden parameter is the first use of literate in the documentation proper, I think. – cfr Dec 23 '17 at 4:59
  • The word "Seduce" does not appear in the code, probably a construct. – John Kormylo Dec 23 '17 at 15:16
  • @JohnKormylo It is on the 413th line of listings.dtx. But I did not get the joke. – Symbol 1 Jan 31 '18 at 1:11

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