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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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jim lahey wrote:
We want to be able to interpret expressions defined in Xml files

 
Presumably because this reflects a real business need versus a 'really cool' development idea.
 
jim lahey wrote:
and we've got a component that can do a hell of a lot more to boot

 
Which isn't a recommendation. After all Oracle can do a lot more than store a configuration value but one certainly shouldn't choose to use Oracle only to store a configuration value.
 
jim lahey wrote:

What objections do you have to using third party stuff?

 
Some Reasons
- Often the complexity greatly exceeds the needed use.
- The intended use is much more suited to a far simpler solution. This is similar to but not the same as the prior reason. It comes about because the developer finds a library they want to use and then invents a problem to solve with it or rationalizes much more needed functionality for an existing problem.
- The license is not compatible with the needs of the business. This often is because some licenses can require that the Application code must be available as source. Another common problem is that that there is no license which means one must have explicit use license from the author to use it.
- It isn't available as source and the author(s) support is erratic.
 
One must of course have a policy in place to keep and track license(s). And one should keep an actual copy of the license not just a link. One must also be prepared for the possibility that at some time the license might change.
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