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Definition of cruft

cruft

noun - uncountable

  • superfluous source code that has yet to be removed.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • in software, layers of poorly written source code that have accumulated over a great length of time.
    There's so much cruft that there's no way we're going to be able to implement that feature on schedule.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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