I have read a tweet: "the way Apple’s DTrace port controls processes is absurdly gross ....". How can I understand "absurdly gross" in this sentence?


I would interpret that to mean the author finds the way Apple's DTrace port controls processes is ugly (hackish, kludgy, slap-dash, slipshod, careless, etc)

absurdly in the sense of comical or laughable

gross meaning disgusting or horrible

I would also note that DTrace originated on Solaris so it isn't very surprising that porintg it to Mac OS X wasn't trivial (or clean).

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