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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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Bernhard Hiller19-Nov-13 22:22
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The reason behind that WTF is likely simple: somewhen during development, there was a problem, or an extreme value case had to be tested (width greater than screen width), and a developer decided to replace temporarily
htmlToImageConverter.BrowserWidth = int.Parse(tWidth);
by
htmlToImageConverter.BrowserWidth = int.Parse("1025");
But then forgot to change it back. And nobody complained till you happened to find that WTF...
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