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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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GeneralBut it feels so _diiirtyyy_! Pin
PIEBALDconsult1-Mar-23 9:01
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Mircea Neacsu1-Mar-23 9:34
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jschell20-Mar-23 8:20
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jschell21-Mar-23 6:35
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PIEBALDconsult wrote:
what it's reading is corrupt or not, that's determined at a higher level.


That seems idealistic or odd. If it is or was throwing an exception then it seems like it did know it was corrupted.

Obviously the caller continued since you said it was failing a million times. Was the caller getting usable information? If so then the architecture indicates that it is not in general corrupted. But rather that some of the data is not useable so that is how it should be treated.

Conversely, to me, if I was seeing a million actual failures then I would question the need to attempt to retrieve 'valid' data. Corrupted generally would refer to some random process. That random process might create a character that passes your checks (regardless of how you check) but still represent bad data. Matter of fact the more data like this that exists the more likely that becomes. So "millions" would suggest that some other bad data would end up being accepted as good.
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