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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.

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Bernhard Hiller19-Feb-13 5:05
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Chad3F20-Feb-13 19:03
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Especially with moores law hitting the ceiling lately (until someone finds a trick to break through and go up another 100 floors). Can't make it go any faster -- so add more cores. Can't utilize all the cores -- so add more microcode parallelism. Soon they might end up having CPUs that can follow dozens and dozens of branch path pipelines at the same time (until it can prune unused ones). Of course, the information that can be saves during context switches may limit that technique.

On a side note.. Some languages (like Smalltalk) don't actually use branching in "if"'s (well, their equivalent to an if).. what may seem a condition check/branch is really an expression returning a boolean object, and then when asked to _run_ the "ifTrue" conditional code block it either does, if it is a "true" object, or doesn't if a "false" object, without any checks/branching. And the same for the "ifFalse" (aka "else") code blocks, only reversed.
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