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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.

 
AnswerRe: Which code you suggest? Pin
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GeneralRe: Which code you suggest? Pin
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AnswerRe: Which code you suggest? Pin
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GeneralMisaligned elephants Pin
Matthew Faithfull22-Jul-13 2:10
professionalMatthew Faithfull22-Jul-13 2:10 
If have a class containing this snippet declared in a C++ header file.
    protected:
 
        _tChar* m_p;
        
        //--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        struct sHeader
        {
            unsigned short usAlloc;
            unsigned short usLen;
        };
 
        //--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        struct sFooter
        {
            unsigned short usRefCount;
        };
 
        //--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        virtual unsigned short HeaderByteSize( void ) const
        {
            return sizeof( sHeader );
        }


The header is used by half a dozen Dlls which are all part of a project. Instances of the class are created and passed around freely except it doesn't work.

Because one dll has decided that sizeof( sHeader ) is 4 bytes as expected and another has decided that it's 16. The same header file, same build options and everything built together in a clean build.

Mad | :mad: Mad | :mad:

The whole point of using sizeof( sHeader ) in the first place instead of just 4 was so that alignment wouldn't screw thing up.

Mad | :mad: Mad | :mad: Mad | :mad:

Now what do I do?
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