For Free Adj. [common] Said Of A Capability Of A Programming Language Or Hardware That Is Available By Its Design Without Needing Cleverness To Impleme

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for free adj.

[common] Said of a capability of a
programming language or hardware that is available by its design
without needing cleverness to implement: "In APL, we get the
matrix operations for free." "And owing to the way revisions are
stored in this system, you get revision trees for free." The term
usually refers to a serendipitous feature of doing things a certain
way (compare big win), but it may refer to an intentional but
secondary feature.