Sometimes you write:
Then you come back in a few days and fix or refactor that part.
Or you don’t. I’ve grepped the Linux kernel source code and found the oldest
temporary hack still lurking there to be
Yup, 20 years. A temporary fix for an Atari graphic card in arch/m68k/atari/config.c:
It appeared first in the 1.3.94 kernel version, released on April 22, 1996 (download).
So, how temporary are the temporary kludges in YOUR code?