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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrasing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

Post your Best, your worst, and your most interesting. But please - no programming questions . This forum is purely for amusement and discussions on code snippets. All actual programming questions will be removed.

 
GeneralRe: Would you like to buy an IsNull ? PinmemberPIEBALDconsult5-Dec-12 13:11 
GeneralRe: Would you like to buy an IsNull ? PinmemberJörgen Andersson6-Dec-12 21:12 
GeneralWhy do engineers insist on complexity? PinmemberJoe Woodbury4-Dec-12 7:33 
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GeneralRe: Why do engineers insist on complexity? PinmemberYvesDaoust4-Dec-12 20:57 
GeneralRe: Why do engineers insist on complexity? PinmemberSeattleC++5-Dec-12 7:00 
YvesDaoust wrote:
The days programmers could understand and master their programming languages are just over.

Nonsense. A thorough understanding of the tools is, in fact, something that separates the top devs from the wannabes.
 
It does take a few years to achieve this mastery. The impatient recent grad or mediocre developer may delude themself that understanding cannot be achieved, but this is just an excuse.
 
That said, some tools do make it harder than others.
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