|1.||code by candlelight|
Programming through the night to finish a project.
The phrase can also be used to make light of outdated programming practices.
1. We'll just work on it all night until we finish. It'll be fun - we'll code by candlelight, like they did in the olden days.
2. Damn... QBasic? Was this coded by candlelight? Did you have to carve it in a stone tablet?