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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: Bug of the day PinmemberGary Wheeler24-Jun-13 0:21 
GeneralRe: Bug of the day PinmemberStatementTerminator13-Jun-13 5:21 
JokeRe: Bug of the day PinprofessionalBernhard Hiller12-Jun-13 21:27 
GeneralRe: Bug of the day PinmemberR. Erasmus12-Jun-13 21:38 
GeneralRe: Bug of the day PinmemberFabio Franco13-Jun-13 1:21 
GeneralRe: Bug of the day Pinmembergervacleto13-Jun-13 2:24 
GeneralRe: Bug of the day PinmemberFabio Franco13-Jun-13 2:54 
GeneralRe: Bug of the day Pinmembergervacleto13-Jun-13 3:45 
This errors can be present in C like language. The last only in C#
 
This one is usual (very)
if(Something)
    One();
    two();
    ...
Of course only One() is inside the if(), but it seems that the other two instructions are inside also. I did fall in this bug many times until I decided to enclose into curly braces any if() or loop with one or more instructions. It could increase the number of lines, but, for sure, decrease the bugs.
Other one:
bool MyBoolValue = true;
 
if(MyBoolValue = false){
... SomeStuff ...
}
Maybe the compiler throws a warning, but this statement is valid. Surely is not what you want to do because you have omitted one equal sign:
if(MyBoolValue == false)...
I have no solution to this one, but to check again Sigh | :sigh:
Of course the comparison is not necessary, because MyBoolValue is true or false per se. Wink | ;)
if(MyBoolValue)...
 
for(int i = 0; i < MyArray.GetUpperBound(0); i++){
SomeStuff....
}
You must remember that GetUpperBound(0) does not start in '0' but in '1', because is the number of elements not the dimensions of the array so it must be:
for(int i = 0; i <= MyArray.GetUpperBound(0); i++)
I will try to remember more "Mistakes" that are common for me, but for sure here are more qualified people to show you many more.
You may forget having good days, just because you are remembering the past or thinking too much about the future. Live now and enjoy the moment!!

GeneralRe: Bug of the day PinmemberPablo Aliskevicius13-Jun-13 3:53 
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