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Meaning of BUG-COMPATIBLE

 
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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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