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  • [WPI] adj. (of a program) Badly written.
  • Functionally poor, e. g. , a program that is very difficult to use because of gratuitously poor (random?) design decisions. Oppose cuspy.
  • Anything that manipulates a shared resource without regard for its other users in such a way as to cause a (non-fatal) problem. Examplesprograms that change tty modes without resetting them on exit, or windowing programs that keep forcing themselves to the top of the window stack. Compare all-elbows.