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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.

 
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GeneralMake the font red! No, black! Can we do both? PinmemberAnalogNerd20-Dec-12 8:51 
GeneralRe: Make the font red! No, black! Can we do both? PinmemberRob Grainger20-Dec-12 9:21 
GeneralRe: Make the font red! No, black! Can we do both? PinmemberZac Greve20-Dec-12 11:23 
GeneralRe: Make the font red! No, black! Can we do both? Pinmemberjlopez78826-Dec-12 18:21 
GeneralRe: Make the font red! No, black! Can we do both? PinmemberMarcus Kramer27-Dec-12 6:23 
GeneralRe: Make the font red! No, black! Can we do both? PinmemberZac Greve30-Dec-12 12:08 
GeneralRe: Make the font red! No, black! Can we do both? PinmemberRob Grainger4-Jan-13 9:58 
GeneralVal Grind (the wrong kind) PinmemberRob Grainger20-Dec-12 5:12 
GeneralRe: Val Grind (the wrong kind) PinmemberNaerling20-Dec-12 10:40 
At my current job we've got a lot of legacy code like that. Just put + "" to the end of every object you can imagine. It will effectively convert the object which you already had to a string and from there you can convert it back to whatever you want (but Val() is indeed very popular!).
My company even had its own Val() function which returned 0 if an Exception was thrown Laugh | :laugh:
It's an OO world.
public class Naerling : Lazy<Person>{
    public void DoWork(){ throw new NotImplementedException(); }
}

GeneralRe: Val Grind (the wrong kind) PinmemberNagy Vilmos20-Dec-12 22:55 
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GeneralRe: Val Grind (the wrong kind) PinmemberNagy Vilmos2-Jan-13 22:52 
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GeneralRe: Val Grind (the wrong kind) [modified] PinmemberRob Grainger4-Jan-13 9:55 
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GeneralRe: Val Grind (the wrong kind) [modified] PinmemberRob Grainger4-Jan-13 9:56 
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GeneralI am the Legend of Grimrock Poster PinmemberRob Grainger17-Dec-12 11:35 
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GeneralIt does what now? PinmemberMember 869907216-Dec-12 8:23 
GeneralRe: It does what now? PinmemberZac Greve16-Dec-12 9:47 
GeneralRe: It does what now? PinmemberBrady Kelly16-Dec-12 20:40 
GeneralRe: It does what now? PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon17-Dec-12 3:59 
GeneralRe: It does what now? Pinmemberkdmote17-Dec-12 5:51 
GeneralRe: It does what now? PinmemberMarius Bancila21-Dec-12 1:08 
GeneralRe: It does what now? Pinmemberjlopez78826-Dec-12 18:26 
AnswerRe: It does what now? PinmemberVUnreal8-Feb-13 10:32 
GeneralWho needs a UL? PinmemberAnalogNerd14-Dec-12 10:50 
GeneralRe: Who needs a UL? PinmemberBrady Kelly16-Dec-12 20:39 
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