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 for naive
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  naive
   adj.
  
      1. Untutored in the perversities of some particular program or system; one
      who still tries to do things in an intuitive way, rather than the right way
      (in really good designs these coincide, but most designs aren't ?really
      good? in the appropriate sense). This trait is completely unrelated to
      general maturity or competence, or even competence at any other specific
      program. It is a sad commentary on the primitive state of computing that
      the natural opposite of this term is often claimed to be experienced user
      but is really more like cynical user.
  
      2. Said of an algorithm that doesn't take advantage of some superior but
      advanced technique, e.g., the bubble sort. It may imply naivete on the
      part of the programmer, although there are situations where a naive
      algorithm is preferred, because it is more important to keep the code
      comprehensible than to go for maximum performance. ?I know the linear
      search is naive, but in this case the list typically only has half a dozen
      items.? Compare brute force.
  

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