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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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GeneralLet's "switch" to Something Else Pin
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C++ code.

This is either brilliant, or just bloody awful. I'm coming down on the side of "bloody awful":

recv in the curr structure below is declared as:

    
    BYTE recv[64];

    DWORD   verb;
    ...
    verb = (upper[curr->recv[0]] << 24) + (upper[curr->recv[1]] << 16) + (upper[curr->recv[2]] << 8) + 0x20;
 
    switch (verb)
    {
    case 'CMD ':
       ...
       break;
 
    case 'MON ':
       ...
       break;
 
    case 'END ':
       ...
       break;
 
    case 'EXT ':
       ...
       break;
 
    default:
        ...
        break;
    }
WE ARE DYSLEXIC OF BORG. Refutance is systile. Your a$$ will be laminated.

There are 10 kinds of people in the world: People who know binary and people who don't.

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