I just thought that there would be a bunch of errors logged in my system, because it seemed as if two files with the same path and filename were being saved at the same time, conflicting with each other.
Then I noticed that one of the files got saved as
name_1.png instead of
name.png. From my foggy memory, I vaguely recall having encountered this problem in the past, and apparently, I coded in this feature to handle the situation. I had entirely forgotten about it and can't even immediately find where in the massive codebase this actually occurs.
This is not the first time that this happens to me in this vast system I'm programming, which has been ever growing for years in complexity.
Basically, it's now a nightmare to attempt to go through all of it, so I always have like a "fog" around large parts except those I've recently been interacting with directly. There's a lot of "mystery functions" which interact with each other in ways I've long forgotten how I originally intended them to work, and they have slowly evolved to be quite robust and "well-oiled", so to speak.
Could this be called something more accurate than the overused "ironic"? I feel as if there's probably an English word which describes such a complex system which surprises the author due to having forgotten that they made a specific feature, long after it's been implemented and tested and then forgotten about like an old legend or myth.