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No Kludges in Cluj

In June I visited Romania and gave a talk in Cluj, capital of Transylvania.

Ever since I heard about that city, in 1984, I've been amused by it. I expected that programmers in Cluj would have been teased so much about being kludge developers that they couldn't stand any more.

I was amazed to find that they not only were not teased about this, they had never heard of the word. In fact, nobody in Romania seems to have heard it. The word seems to be going out of fashion.

What a shame. If only I had visited Cluj 20 years ago.

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