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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Brown (Colin Firth) tame his seven exceedingly ill-behaved children.
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