= B =
burn a CD
buried treasure n.
A surprising piece of code found in some
program. While usually not wrong, it tends to vary from
crufty to bletcherous, and has lain undiscovered only
because it was functionally correct, however horrible it is. Used
sarcastically, because what is found is anything but
treasure. Buried treasure almost always needs to be dug up and
removed. "I just found that the scheduler sorts its queue using
bubble sort! Buried treasure!"
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.