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KLUGE (kloodj) alt. KLUDGE [from the German "kluge",
clever] n. 1. A Rube Goldberg device in hardware or software. 2. A
clever programming trick intended to solve a particular nasty case in
an efficient, if not clear, manner. Often used to repair bugs. Often
verges on being a crock. 3. Something that works for the wrong reason.
4. v. To insert a kluge into a program. "I've kluged this routine
to get around that weird bug, but there's probably a better way."
Also KLUGE UP. 5. KLUGE AROUND: To avoid by inserting a kluge. 6.
(WPI) A feature which is implemented in a RUDE manner.