Invented word of the day: Performant
I love how someone in the programming community comes up with a word, then before you know it, the word is used more frequently than “the.”
Take “performant.” The implied meaning is some code or software that performs well. That's a pretty stupid implication when you think about it. All code “performs,” but that doesn't mean it performs well. It's kind of like talking about “performance” car parts, without “high” in front of it. Maybe the code should be called “high performance” instead of making up a word for it.
Annoyed by its use (yeah, degree in English here), I looked it up. Not surprisingly, some dictionaries don't have the word. Those that do say it's a noun, a performer. No adjective there, sorry folks!
Should I tell all these people?
Could be worse, I suppose... there could be another stupid acronym. Crap, there already is... “HPC.”