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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, embarrassing 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.

GeneralWell, no one is insured :) Pin
Georgi Atanasov14-Sep-07 9:28
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David Crow17-Sep-07 7:28
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PIEBALDconsult14-Sep-07 4:29
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There was some SQL I had to maintain a few years back where the original programmer had done something like ToChar(ToChar(datevalue)) (I forget the exact syntax, it was RDB) several times.

The guy who'd been maintaining said things like: "It's always been like that.", "It ain't broke.", and "He said it wouldn't work otherwise."

I darn well fixed it anyway. With that and some other changes the program ran in ten minutes instead of forty.
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