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Hand-hacking




1. The practice of translating a hot spot of a program in a HLL into hand-tuned assembly language, as opposed to trying to coerce the compiler into generating better code. Both the term and the practice are becoming uncommon.

See tune, bum, by hand; synonym with cruft.

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.

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