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FEATURE n. 1. A surprising property of a program. Occasionally docu-
mented. To call a property a feature sometimes means the author of the
program did not consider the particular case, and the program makes an
unexpected, although not strictly speaking an incorrect response. See
BUG. "That's not a bug, that's a feature!" A bug can be
changed to a feature by documenting it. 2. A well-known and beloved
property; a facility. Sometimes features are planned, but are called
crocks by others. An approximately correct spectrum: (These terms are
all used to describe programs or portions thereof, except for the
first two, which are included for completeness.) CRASH STOPPAGE BUG
SCREW LOSS MISFEATURE CROCK KLUGE HACK WIN FEATURE PERFECTION (The
last is never actually attained.)