|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.|