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What is the antonym of "assemble a team"?

MorganFR wrote in a comment: "you're probably looking for disband or one of its synonyms." Disband — M-W transitive verb: to break up the organization of : dissolve intransitive verb: to ...
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Is there any word for the opposite of a "bug" in programming?

To my mind the behaviour you describe is still a bug. A bug is what you have when Actual Results differ from Expected Results - and this is exactly what you have here.
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Is there any word for the opposite of a "bug" in programming?

Feature. There is a programming joke, 'It's not a bug, it's a feature' and 'If you can not fix a bug, try to prove it's a feature' But grammatically, 'bug' is a slang for 'error', and the opposite ...
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What is an antonym for "refactoring" with regards to programming?

Refuctoring The process of taking a well-designed piece of code and, through a series of small, reversible changes, making it completely unmaintainable by anyone except yourself. Bit tongue in cheek, ...
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Is the use of the term "bugged" to refer to software bugs in English a worldwide or regional use?

Before there were software bugs and software programs that needed to be de-bugged, the term existed and applied to defects or flaws in circuits, machines or operations. From the Index to Radio for ...
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Neutral term for "broken" in software

Known issue. As an example of fairly standard usage in the software and technology sectors, a program or system will be described as having a number of known issues. These will typically by ...
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What is an antonym for "refactoring" with regards to programming?

The idea that software degrades over time is known as software rot (or, slightly less specifically, "bit rot"). There are two main variations. The first is that software that is not being maintained ...
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What is the antonym of "assemble a team"?

dissolve. See https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissolve Typical uses are to: dissolve parliament, dissolve a partnership, dissolve a marriage. "break up" is given as its synonym. Part of ...
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Is there a term for "likes" and "dislikes" on a social network?

Given that upvotes is roughly synonymous with likes, and downvotes is roughly synonymous with dislikes, I might just call the general class votes.
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Is the use of the term "bugged" to refer to software bugs in English a worldwide or regional use?

I would agree with the other answers. "bugged" is incorrect usage. The standard American programming terminology is that the "software is buggy" or "has bugs" and this has been true since I began ...
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Is there a term for "likes" and "dislikes" on a social network?

Generally speaking reactions would apply here and is used on the messaging platform Slack. Whether it's a like, a dislike, a thumbs up, a heart or a pizza emoji, the users are reacting to the post, ...
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A word for converting numbers to (number / 1000) + K

In computing circles, we often refer to numbers like 10K, 24M, 120G as being human-readable or humanized numbers. This is often in the context of byte counts, which can get notoriously unwieldy with ...
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Is the use of the term "bugged" to refer to software bugs in English a worldwide or regional use?

I have mostly seen it from non-native speakers, or children (approximately under 14) on the forums of Blizzard games and Plex. I agree with all other posters that buggy is the correct adjective. There ...
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How is "deque" commonly pronounced?

It is most commonly pronounced the same as "deck," usually to distinguish it from a "de-queue" operation. And so, you can "de-queue an object from the deque."
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Is the use of the term "bugged" to refer to software bugs in English a worldwide or regional use?

The prevalent usage is "the function has a bug" or "the function is buggy". There is a very subtle, but important difference that is highlighted when you look at the word debugging. Debugging is the ...
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What is the antonym of "assemble a team"?

Break up 1.1 (of a gathering or collective) disband In your context, you might say After Tim left, management decided to break up the team Also consider 'split': After Tim left, management ...
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What is an antonym for "refactoring" with regards to programming?

If we want a well-known word that appears in standard dictionaries, and already has a domain-specific definition which applies specifically to software, I would recommend you use obfuscating, which is ...
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How to pronounce the programmer's abbreviation "char"

I will reiterate what Bjarne Stroustrup has to say: "char" is usually pronounced "tchar", not "kar". This may seem illogical because "character" is pronounced "ka-rak-ter", but nobody ever accused ...
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Is there any word for the opposite of a "bug" in programming?

Most appropriate expression seems to be "unintended feature". A bug is unintended, and is bad for users. A feature is good for users, but, in this case, it was unintended. Web Search also throws a ...
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What is the word for something that is non-divisible?

The best word for something that cannot be split in a programming context is atomic. This is used a lot, and is essential for interruptible programming. For example, in a signal handler you should ...
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A word for converting numbers to (number / 1000) + K

I don't believe there is a specific term which applies only to numbers, but we can say such numbers are abbreviated. For example, the University of North Carolina says of such numeric suffixes: K: an ...
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Category term for “global” and “local”

In programming, scope is the term used to describe the parts of the program where a binding of a name to an entity - e.g. a variable - is valid.
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Neutral term for "broken" in software

I'd describe that software as buggy. As a software developer, we often encounter buggy code/software/etc. It usually works just fine except for a few use cases. In my experience this is common ...
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Deriving a word for the activity of using a tool from the tool name ("grep")

The words like that will try to follow the current word-form rules in similar words. (to trap - trapping). The word "grep" is already in some dictionaries and it follows this theory: verb (greps, ...
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Is the use of the term "bugged" to refer to software bugs in English a worldwide or regional use?

While I agree with others that 'buggy' is far more common usage, I do hear the term 'bugged' used to describe code from time to time. Additionally, it is usually from professional software engineers ...
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Any word for "made by combining parts of many things"?

I like composite. (Sent from a tiny keyboarded device so I haven't figured out how to add a link,but you can look it up)
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Is there any word for the opposite of a "bug" in programming?

The discovery is a serendipity - meaning the fact of finding pleasant or useful things by chance.
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Neutral term for "broken" in software

Sub-optimal may be appropriate, if you want to emphasize that everything works, just not quite the way you want it to: below the highest level or standard, or not done in the best way possible ...
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