smart

<programming>

Said of a program that does the Right Thing in a wide variety of complicated circumstances. There is a difference between calling a program smart and calling it intelligent; in particular, there do not exist any intelligent programs (yet - see AI-complete).

Compare robust (smart programs can be brittle).

<hardware>

Incorporating some kind of digital electronics.

Last updated: 1995-03-28

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