Sufficiently patched, kluged, and tweaked that the surgical scars are beginning to crowd out normal tissue (compare critical mass). Not all programs that are hacked become "hacked up"; if modifications are done with some eye to coherence and continued maintainability, the software may emerge better for the experience.Contrast hack up. [Jargon File]
Last updated: 1996-08-26
hack attack ♦ hacked off ♦ hacked up ♦ hacker ♦ hacker ethic ♦ hacker humour
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