Word:

hand-hacking

1.hand-hacking - The practice of translating a hot spot of a program in a HLL into hand-tuned assembly language, as opposed to trying to coerce the compiler into generating better code. Both the term and the practice are becoming uncommon.

See tune, bum, by hand; synonym with cruft.
2.hand-hacking - More generally, manual construction or patching of data sets that would normally be generated by a translation utility and interpreted by another program, and aren't really designed to be read or modified by humans.
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hand shovel
Hand staff
Hand stamp
hand throttle
hand to hand
hand to mouth
hand tool
hand towel
Hand tree
hand truck
Hand vise
hand wear
Hand work
hand-build
hand-crafted
hand-down
-- hand-hacking --
hand-held
hand-held computer
hand-held microcomputer
Hand-held Personal Computer
hand-hewn
hand-hole
Hand-hole plate
hand-loomed
hand-me-down
hand-operated
hand-pick
hand-picked
hand-roll
Hand-Schuller-Christian disease
Hand-tight
hand-to-hand
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