- Any of various large birds of prey of the New World family Cathartidae or of the Old World family Accipitridae, characteristically having dark plumage and a featherless head and neck and generally feeding on carrion.
- A person of a rapacious, predatory, or profiteering nature.
The NFC Vulture class file is a daemon-thread class that constantly checks and removs timed-out servers and clients, a process the author fondly writes as “eating the dead“. Adequate and very amusing analogy indeed.
Was going through the server-side source when I came across this chunk of code. Who said programming is boring? :)