The Jargon File

Hardwired

1)  Some value stored in a way that is hard to change.  For example, a variable defined within a binary, with no external way of changing it (as opposed to loading variables from some external profile).

2)  Some forms of quick and dirty hack include using static pointers, or using constants for the use case demanded at that moment, without using variables to create a more general purpose application of the code.  A lot of development goes through a hardcoded stage (from this developer, at least) as doing so removes a lot of bug potential.  Only after the basic program is working are variables and external profiles supported.
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