kdawson from the when-dinosaurs-ruled-the-datacenter dept.
Consul writes "What is the oldest piece of code that is still in use today, that has not actually been retyped or reimplemented in some way? By 'piece of code,' I'm of course referring to a complete algorithm, and not just a single line." The question would have a different answer if emulation, in multiple layers, is allowed.
Everyone can be taught to sculpt: Michelangelo would have had to be
taught how not to. So it is with the great programmers.