Said of something that functions, but in a slightly strange, klugey way. It does
the job and would be difficult to change, so its obvious non-optimality is left
alone. Often used to describe interfaces. The more bugs something has that
nobody has bothered to fix because workarounds are easier, the funkier it is.
TECO and UUCP are funky. The Intel i860's exception handling is extraordinarily
funky. Most standards acquire funkiness as they age. "The new mailer is
installed, but is still somewhat funky; if it bounces your mail for no reason,
try resubmitting it." "This UART is pretty funky. The data ready line is
active-high in interrupt mode and active-low in DMA mode."
function key « Function Point Analysis « functor «
» FUNLOG » FunnelWeb » funny money