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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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jschell18-Apr-13 10:10
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Chad3F wrote:
and happens to be useful (i.e. less lost lives/cargo), doesn't justify the basis


Yes as a matter of a fact it does.

Most software development exists to fulfill a need, often either an explicitly or even implicitly commercial.

Just as sailing a ship did. Exploring might be 'fun' or 'cool' but the rate of return is very low. Whereas staying with the known routes provided a known rate of return. And that is what businesses want. They don't want fun/cool. They want money.

Chad3F wrote:
Teach that same person 10 concepts, with understanding, and now they know 100's or even 1000's of things (i.e. the meaningful combinations of those 10 concepts)


Of course that is what one wants. But one also wants every one to be a multi-talented genius as well and it just doesn't happen.
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