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bug-compatible

Said of a design or revision that has been badly compromised by a requirement to be compatible with fossils or misfeatures in other programs or (especially) previous releases of itself. "MS-DOS 2.0 used \ as a path separator to be bug-compatible with some cretin's choice of / as an option character in 1.0."

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Nearby terms: buffered write-through buffer overflow bug bug-compatible bug fix bug fix release bug-for-bug compatible
 

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