bells and whistles definition jargon
(By analogy with the "toyboxes" on theatre organs). Features added to a program or system to make it more flavourful
from a hacker's point of view, without necessarily adding to its utility for its primary function. Distinguished from chrome
, which is intended to attract users. "Now that we've got the basic program working, let's go back and add some bells and whistles." No one seems to know what distinguishes a bell from a whistle.