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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.

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GeneralThat really makes a difference Pin
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I think you will find that 24 days is the maximum number of milliseconds a int32 wil hold.

How do I know this?

Well I wrote a millisecond counter with an int32 and wondered why every 20 or so days the program which was running on someone else's machine crashed.
I never hit the error as I switched my machine off every night and was only away on holiday for less than 20 days when the software was running without a nightly shutdown.

[edit - I missed the first line...]
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”

― Christopher Hitchens

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