ill-behaved


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ill-behaved

(1)
[numerical analysis] Said of an algorithm or computational method that tends to blow up because of accumulated roundoff error or poor convergence properties.

ill-behaved

(2)
Software that bypasses the defined operating system interfaces to do things (like screen, keyboard, and disk I/O) itself, often in a way that depends on the hardware of the machine it is running on or which is nonportable or incompatible with other pieces of software.

In the IBM PC/mess-dos world, there is a folk theorem (nearly true) to the effect that (owing to gross inadequacies and performance penalties in the OS interface) all interesting applications are ill-behaved.

See also bare metal. Opposite: well-behaved, compare PC-ism.
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IF I'M not mistaken, judging by the number of mentally disturbed mothers roaming the streets looking for somewhere to dump their irksome, ill-behaved offspring for a few hours - a playgroup, a tattoo parlour, a yardie crack den, it really doesn't matter - the school holidays must be upon us, and that can only mean one thing.
and international media, would unlikely be able to help recoup the ailing Aso administration, whose support ratings have hit record lows after its finance minister abruptly resigned last week following his ill-behaved press conference in Rome.
Regarding Mayor Kitty Piercy supporting new rules for the mall area in downtown Eugene: If the ill-behaved are ticketed for things such as drugs, trespassing and menacing, what are the consequences?
From my experience of the park I am at a loss to see what those problems are, beyond the odd (and rare) ill-behaved dog.
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Meanwhile, I am upset for the vast majority of decent Widnes fans who were let down by a few ill-behaved people.
This is not a principle that Miss Manners would apply to anyone who keeps a pet hyena or an ill-behaved rat.
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And fuddy-duddies wonder why kids are so ill-behaved and bolshie in the classroom.