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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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Rob's suggesting the duhveloper just stole recompiled code out of reflector without thinking; and building in logic to detect all 90 bazillion high level constructs and correctly promote the result of reflection to them instead of the simplest valid code is 99.9999% of the work involved in writing a reflection tool. The length of the long tail means that it's a job that will probably never be done.
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