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not ready for prime time
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Usable, but only just so; not very robust; for internal use
only. Said of a program or device. Often connotes that the
thing will be made more solid Real Soon Now. This term
comes from the ensemble name of the original cast of "Saturday
Night Live", the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players". It has
extra flavour for hackers because of the special (though now
semi-obsolescent) meaning of prime time. Compare beta.