I see this sentence in a slide, but can't understand it:
Bad when better than worse is excellent
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How can I understand it?
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This is indeed a very terse sentence, and would benefit from some punctuation. I think I've figured it out by looking at the previous slide, which talks about how
- Weird, unsound behavior is fine
From this general idea, the correct parsing of your sentence falls out:
Bad (when better than [something that's even] worse) is excellent
Frankly, I think they should have just said that, but I didn't give the presentation.