<jargon> 1. (Or "hand cruft") To Translate a hot spot of a program in a
HLL into assembly language by hand, as opposed to trying to coerce the compiler
into generating better code. Both the term and the practice are becoming
See tune, bum.
2. More generally, manual construction or patching of data sets that would
normally be generated by a translation utility and interpreted by another
program, and aren't really designed to be read or modified by humans.
HAND « hand cruft « Handel « hand hack »
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