rat's nest

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A software or hardware system whose design lacks organized structure, making it difficult to understand and maintain.
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Many CPU silicon designers in the 1990s complained bitterly about the rat's nest in the center of SPARC chips.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

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rat's nestSomething that is excessively complicated, entangled, or disorderly.
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