Date: 7 March 2013 01:30:00 GMT
Subject: "crufty, adj." - Word of the Day from the OED
OED Online Word of the Day
Your word for today is: crufty, adj.
crufty, adj.[‘Of software: poorly designed, esp. unnecessarily or unintentionally complex; containing redundant code.’]Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈkrʌfti/, U.S. /ˈkrəfti/Etymology:Apparently < cruft n.2 + -y suffix1: see discussion at cruft n.2Computing slang.Of software: poorly designed, esp. unnecessarily or unintentionally complex; containing redundant code.1981 CoEvolution Q. Spring 29/1 Crufty, poorly built, possibly overly complex. ‘This is standard old crufty DEC software.’1984 J. Varley in S. Williams Hugo & Nebula Award Winners from Asimov's Sci. Fiction (1995) 178 Routines so bletcherous they'd make your skin crawl. Real crufty bagbiters.2005 C. Stross Accelerando vii. 332 There's lots of crufty twentieth-century bugware kicking around under your shiny new singularity.
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