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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.

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GeneralRe: Reversing time, without a flux capacitor Pin
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GeneralThe best refactoring I have ever seen Pin
matt_taws17-Jan-13 2:29
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Apparently, one of my co-workers found out that the GetTickCount function from the Windows API isn't reliable as it seemed in the first time he used it. The solution, obviously, was to refactor our code base to use a more reliable function, like timeGetTime.

I almost cried when I saw his commit changing a bunch of *.cpp files, with the following code in the beginning of every file:

 
#undef GetTickCount
#define GetTickCount timeGetTime
 

Sad thing is, he doesn't take criticism well.
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