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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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Ron Beyer18-Nov-13 6:41
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Some LINQ queries are more like when people first discover the ? : conditional operator and you start seeing nested inline conditionals like

firstvar == somevalue ? ((myvalue1 + 10) <= 4 ? : false : true) : false

Or something worse than that. Your query above could be refactored to be much more clear, therefore removing the need for concise comments. If the above were broken down into individual lines (instead of using a new line and the "."), along with not inline defining the function, it would be easy to understand, and even easier to debug.

This is where my problem with "fluent" language extensions come in, while fluent reads more like English, the formatting/extras required to get it to look that way generally obscures the intent.
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