workaround = W = worm

working as designed adj.

[IBM] 1. In conformance to a wrong or inappropriate specification; useful, but misdesigned. 2. Frequently used as a sardonic comment on a program's utility. 3. Unfortunately also used as a bogus reason for not accepting a criticism or suggestion. At IBM, this sense is used in official documents! See BAD.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

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