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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.

 
GeneralREMOVED [modified] PinmemberBrisingr Aerowing24-Feb-13 7:59 
GeneralRe: Well then. PinmemberPIEBALDconsult25-Feb-13 12:59 
GeneralRe: Well then. PinmemberMax_Power_Up26-Feb-13 6:35 
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GeneralMessage Removed PinmemberBrisingr Aerowing13-Mar-13 3:09 
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GeneralSometimes I wonder about code comments PinmemberMarco Bertschi19-Feb-13 1:49 
GeneralRe: Sometimes I wonder about code comments PinmemberPIEBALDconsult19-Feb-13 3:36 
GeneralRe: Sometimes I wonder about code comments PinmemberMarco Bertschi19-Feb-13 3:41 
GeneralRe: Sometimes I wonder about code comments PinmemberPIEBALDconsult19-Feb-13 3:57 
GeneralRe: Sometimes I wonder about code comments PinmemberMarco Bertschi19-Feb-13 4:12 
GeneralRe: Sometimes I wonder about code comments PinmemberCollin Jasnoch19-Feb-13 4:16 
GeneralRe: Sometimes I wonder about code comments PinmemberMarco Bertschi19-Feb-13 4:36 
GeneralRe: Sometimes I wonder about code comments PinmemberCollin Jasnoch19-Feb-13 4:39 
Marco Bertschi wrote:
This is medical business, changing something even if it is just a change at the monitor size does need a validation of the whole system and would cost millions.

 

This does not mean it does not happen.
 

Marco Bertschi wrote:
But this restriction will fall down anyways with the next SW version. The app will finally become screen size-innocent.

It also does not mean you will get to start over. That is often a decision not made by the dev team or even the first layer or 2 of management. There are usually politics involved and it is much more likely they will say "Take what you have and make it do XYZ". Even if you have an argument that starting over will make XYZ easier and more main-table it does not mean that will not choose the path of continuing development on a broken system.
 
I work in the aerospace industry and it is also very slow moving... Yet I have just witnessed this happen and would like to slap some programmers around with my keyboard.
Computers have been intelligent for a long time now. It just so happens that the program writers are about as effective as a room full of monkeys trying to crank out a copy of Hamlet.

GeneralRe: Sometimes I wonder about code comments PinmemberSoMad19-Feb-13 9:56 
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GeneralThis is the kind of productivity you get when you pay by lines of code PinmemberRob Grainger18-Feb-13 1:18 
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