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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.

 
GeneralKill me PinmemberPhilLenoir28-Aug-14 10:04 
GeneralRe: Kill me PinmemberGary R. Wheeler7-Sep-14 3:38 
GeneralWhat is null equal to? Pinmembersloosecannon25-Aug-14 6:59 
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GeneralRe: What is null equal to? Pinmembermark merrens25-Aug-14 7:56 
AnswerRe: What is null equal to? [modified] PinprofessionalAfzaal Ahmad Zeeshan25-Aug-14 7:59 
GeneralRe: What is null equal to? Pinmembersloosecannon25-Aug-14 8:45 
GeneralRe: What is null equal to? PinprotectorOriginalGriff25-Aug-14 9:15 
See the text at the top of the page:
"a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance."
 
Nearly everything here is found in real code and will hopefully make you go D'Oh! | :doh: WTF | :WTF: OMG | :OMG:
And laugh that anyone could think that the right thing to do...
 
Generally, explanations and code fragment after the original are expected to make even less sense: just to prove it can be done! Laugh | :laugh:
 
For example, another way to do the original method would be
public object IsNull(object o)
    {
    try
        {
        return o.Equals(null) ? o : o;
        }
    catch
        {
        return null;
        }
    }
But you'd have to be a complete moron to write that!
 
Oops. I just did... Blush | :O
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