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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.

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Adriaan Davel19-Jun-13 21:59
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"Best practice" or "Common pattern", people tend to confuse the 2... Best practice will have justification(s), common pattern probably won't. Best practice is best for specific reasons / conditions, and those will tell you if it applies to you. Try to get the detail of the best practice and you are likely to find out that it is more common pattern.

Something like this sounds more like common pattern than best practice, but I still don't see the advantage / point of doing it.

IT people (including me) tend to over complicate things, this sounds like one of those.
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