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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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GeneralKill me Pin
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GeneralWhat is null equal to? Pin
sloosecannon25-Aug-14 5:59
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I come before you with a question, a yearning in my heart. What is null..... Equal to?

        if (value == null || value.equals(null)) {
            return "null";
Evidently, the concept of "null" and "null pointers" and "null pointer calls" is lost on the guys who wrote this particular line of code. It doesn't make any errors, probably because someone added the first condition after a few NPEs happened...

EDIT: Clarification - the title is rhetorical.
GeneralRe: What is null equal to? Pin
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GeneralRe: What is null equal to? Pin
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GeneralRe: What is null equal to? Pin
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