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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: I don't know how to label this pattern. Pin
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GeneralRe: I don't know how to label this pattern. Pin
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GeneralRe: I don't know how to label this pattern. Pin
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GeneralCatastrophic Failure! Pin
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GeneralRe: Catastrophic Failure! Pin
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GeneralRe: Catastrophic Failure! Pin
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GeneralRe: Catastrophic Failure! Pin
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GeneralRe: Catastrophic Failure! Pin
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GeneralRe: Catastrophic Failure! Pin
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GeneralRe: Catastrophic Failure! Pin
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GeneralRe: Catastrophic Failure! Pin
BillW335-Nov-13 8:46
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We mostly leave the window there so the users won't try to restart it while it is still shutting down. And, yes, they would do this. It really needs a better status report so users don't think it has frozen, but it is old software with no more updates planned.
Just because the code works, it doesn't mean that it is good code.

GeneralRe: Catastrophic Failure! Pin
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GeneralWhy bother with any other exception data? The message should suffice. Pin
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GeneralRe: Why bother with any other exception data? The message should suffice. Pin
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GeneralRe: Why bother with any other exception data? The message should suffice. Pin
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JokeRe: Why bother with any other exception data? The message should suffice. Pin
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GeneralRe: Why bother with any other exception data? The message should suffice. Pin
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GeneralRe: Why bother with any other exception data? The message should suffice. Pin
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GeneralRe: Why bother with any other exception data? The message should suffice. Pin
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GeneralWhy care about descriptive names? Pin
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GeneralRe: Why care about descriptive names? Pin
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GeneralRe: Why care about descriptive names? Pin
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GeneralRe: Why care about descriptive names? Pin
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GeneralHad a Boss Pin
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GeneralExecutable that requires elevation Pin
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GeneralRe: Executable that requires elevation Pin
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GeneralRe: Executable that requires elevation Pin
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GeneralRe: Executable that requires elevation Pin
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GeneralWhats wrong with this code??? Pin
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GeneralRe: Whats wrong with this code??? Pin
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GeneralRe: Whats wrong with this code??? Pin
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GeneralRe: Whats wrong with this code??? Pin
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GeneralRe: Whats wrong with this code??? Pin
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GeneralRe: Whats wrong with this code??? Pin
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GeneralRe: Whats wrong with this code??? Pin
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GeneralRe: Whats wrong with this code??? Pin
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