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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.

 
GeneralRe: Catastrophic Failure! PinprofessionalPIEBALDconsult18-Oct-13 13:27 
JokeRe: Catastrophic Failure! PinprofessionalMatt T Heffron18-Oct-13 13:51 
GeneralRe: Catastrophic Failure! PinprofessionalPIEBALDconsult18-Oct-13 14:04 
GeneralRe: Catastrophic Failure! PinprofessionalBrisingr Aerowing18-Oct-13 14:25 
GeneralRe: Catastrophic Failure! Pinprofessionalvonb22-Oct-13 1:07 
GeneralRe: Catastrophic Failure! PinmemberArgonia23-Oct-13 4:49 
GeneralRe: Catastrophic Failure! PinprofessionalBrisingr Aerowing23-Oct-13 12:55 
GeneralRe: Catastrophic Failure! PinprofessionalBillW335-Nov-13 4:35 
GeneralRe: Catastrophic Failure! PinmemberSentenryu5-Nov-13 6:12 
GeneralRe: Catastrophic Failure! PinprofessionalBillW335-Nov-13 8:46 
GeneralRe: Catastrophic Failure! Pinmemberpatbob21-Feb-14 5:20 
GeneralWhy bother with any other exception data? The message should suffice. Pinprofessionalyiangos17-Oct-13 4:16 
GeneralRe: Why bother with any other exception data? The message should suffice. PinmemberSentenryu18-Oct-13 1:06 
GeneralRe: Why bother with any other exception data? The message should suffice. Pinprofessionalyiangos23-Oct-13 6:57 
Yeah my point exactly. I'd done that same mistake myself, and thankfully it never got past the testing phase: I got that exact error message, and there was no inner exception to see Smile | :) , so after a bit of digging, I simply changed my
 
throw new Exception(ex.Message);
to
 
throw;
 
(Of course, I had an error logging call just before that, otherwise the entire catch block wouldn't make much sense...)
 
I was just very (unpleasantly) surprised to come across such a basic coding mistake in an online tutorial.
Φευ! Εδόμεθα υπό ρηννοσχήμων λύκων!
(Alas! We're devoured by lamb-guised wolves!)

JokeRe: Why bother with any other exception data? The message should suffice. PinmemberRyanDev18-Oct-13 5:15 
GeneralRe: Why bother with any other exception data? The message should suffice. PinmemberJacek Gajek19-Oct-13 5:12 
GeneralRe: Why bother with any other exception data? The message should suffice. Pinprofessionalyiangos23-Oct-13 6:51 
GeneralRe: Why bother with any other exception data? The message should suffice. PinmemberBill_Hallahan1-Nov-13 17:35 
GeneralWhy care about descriptive names? PinmemberJacek Gajek16-Oct-13 21:34 
JokeRe: Why care about descriptive names? PinmemberKornfeld Eliyahu Peter16-Oct-13 21:47 
GeneralRe: Why care about descriptive names? PinmemberJacek Gajek16-Oct-13 22:03 
GeneralRe: Why care about descriptive names? PinmemberArgonia16-Oct-13 23:28 
GeneralRe: Why care about descriptive names? PinprofessionalNicholas Marty17-Oct-13 4:30 
GeneralRe: Why care about descriptive names? Pinmemberphil.o18-Oct-13 4:12 
GeneralRe: Why care about descriptive names? PinmemberJacek Gajek19-Oct-13 5:18 
GeneralHad a Boss Pinprofessionalmichaelbarb14-Nov-13 8:58 
GeneralExecutable that requires elevation PinmvpMichael Haephrati15-Oct-13 11:21 
GeneralRe: Executable that requires elevation PinprofessionalRichard Deeming15-Oct-13 12:11 
GeneralRe: Executable that requires elevation PinmvpMichael Haephrati15-Oct-13 12:40 
GeneralRe: Executable that requires elevation PinmemberRage15-Oct-13 22:56 
GeneralRe: Executable that requires elevation PinmvpDave Kreskowiak16-Oct-13 1:30 
GeneralRe: Executable that requires elevation PinprofessionalRichard Deeming16-Oct-13 1:45 
GeneralRe: Executable that requires elevation PinmemberDan Neely18-Oct-13 7:14 
GeneralRe: Executable that requires elevation PinprofessionalCIDev18-Oct-13 8:27 
GeneralRe: Executable that requires elevation PinprofessionalCIDev18-Oct-13 8:25 
GeneralRe: Executable that requires elevation PinmemberRob Grainger23-Oct-13 0:55 
GeneralRe: Executable that requires elevation PinprofessionalBernhard Hiller15-Oct-13 20:19 
GeneralWhats wrong with this code??? PinmemberAnkush Bansal14-Oct-13 20:50 
GeneralRe: Whats wrong with this code??? Pinprofessionalvonb14-Oct-13 20:55 
GeneralRe: Whats wrong with this code??? PinmemberAnkush Bansal14-Oct-13 21:13 
GeneralRe: Whats wrong with this code??? PinprofessionalBernhard Hiller14-Oct-13 21:07 
GeneralRe: Whats wrong with this code??? PinmemberAnkush Bansal14-Oct-13 21:15 
GeneralRe: Whats wrong with this code??? PinprotectorOriginalGriff14-Oct-13 22:22 
GeneralRe: Whats wrong with this code??? PinmemberAnkush Bansal14-Oct-13 23:01 
GeneralRe: Whats wrong with this code??? PinprotectorOriginalGriff14-Oct-13 23:47 
GeneralRe: Whats wrong with this code??? PinmemberSentenryu15-Oct-13 0:47 
GeneralRe: Whats wrong with this code??? PinmemberENOTTY15-Oct-13 1:37 
GeneralRe: Whats wrong with this code??? PinmemberSentenryu15-Oct-13 9:11 
GeneralRe: Whats wrong with this code??? Pinmemberharold aptroot16-Oct-13 2:22 
GeneralRe: Whats wrong with this code??? PinmemberVasudevan Deepak Kumar16-Oct-13 23:02 

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