Click here to Skip to main content
15,507,526 members

The Weird and The Wonderful

   

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.

 
GeneralRe: WTF! Pin
OriginalGriff18-Aug-10 1:51
mveOriginalGriff18-Aug-10 1:51 
GeneralRe: WTF! Pin
Le centriste19-Aug-10 3:16
Le centriste19-Aug-10 3:16 
GeneralRe: WTF! Pin
BillW3325-Aug-10 7:37
professionalBillW3325-Aug-10 7:37 
JokeRe: WTF! Pin
akyriako7820-Aug-10 3:57
akyriako7820-Aug-10 3:57 
GeneralRe: WTF! Pin
CDP180220-Aug-10 5:35
CDP180220-Aug-10 5:35 
QuestionCargo cult programming for thread safe variable access? Pin
iberg16-Aug-10 3:28
iberg16-Aug-10 3:28 
AnswerRe: Cargo cult programming for thread safe variable access? Pin
Luc Pattyn16-Aug-10 4:03
sitebuilderLuc Pattyn16-Aug-10 4:03 
GeneralRe: Cargo cult programming for thread safe variable access? Pin
iberg16-Aug-10 5:13
iberg16-Aug-10 5:13 
I suspect it is a deadlock based on the error report: "The program is freezing once a week". I have no hard evidence for this class beeing the cause of the problem except it's the only place in the program actually locking anything. I don't have more than that so i'm just looking for code that could potentially trigger a deadlock. (i. e. Unnecessary locks beeing acquired) If i'm lucky this was indeed the problem, if not there is at least fewer overhead if i remove the useless locks.

GeneralRe: Cargo cult programming for thread safe variable access? Pin
Luc Pattyn16-Aug-10 5:26
sitebuilderLuc Pattyn16-Aug-10 5:26 
GeneralRe: Cargo cult programming for thread safe variable access? Pin
iberg16-Aug-10 6:05
iberg16-Aug-10 6:05 
GeneralRe: Cargo cult programming for thread safe variable access? Pin
Luc Pattyn16-Aug-10 6:23
sitebuilderLuc Pattyn16-Aug-10 6:23 
AnswerRe: Cargo cult programming for thread safe variable access? Pin
dojohansen16-Aug-10 4:09
dojohansen16-Aug-10 4:09 
GeneralRe: Cargo cult programming for thread safe variable access? Pin
iberg16-Aug-10 5:35
iberg16-Aug-10 5:35 
AnswerRe: Cargo cult programming for thread safe variable access? Pin
Mladen Janković16-Aug-10 7:13
Mladen Janković16-Aug-10 7:13 
AnswerRe: Cargo cult programming for thread safe variable access? Pin
ed welch19-Aug-10 5:38
ed welch19-Aug-10 5:38 
GeneralUh...check what? Pin
TheyCallMeMrJames12-Aug-10 7:34
TheyCallMeMrJames12-Aug-10 7:34 
GeneralRe: Uh...check what? Pin
OriginalGriff12-Aug-10 9:21
mveOriginalGriff12-Aug-10 9:21 
GeneralRe: Uh...check what? Pin
GibbleCH12-Aug-10 9:51
GibbleCH12-Aug-10 9:51 
GeneralRe: Uh...check what? Pin
Andre xxxxxxx13-Aug-10 1:50
Andre xxxxxxx13-Aug-10 1:50 
GeneralRe: Uh...check what? Pin
Super Lloyd15-Aug-10 16:20
Super Lloyd15-Aug-10 16:20 
GeneralRe: Uh...check what? Pin
Andre xxxxxxx16-Aug-10 1:51
Andre xxxxxxx16-Aug-10 1:51 
GeneralRe: Uh...check what? Pin
Ian Shlasko12-Aug-10 10:40
Ian Shlasko12-Aug-10 10:40 
GeneralRe: Uh...check what? Pin
Bigdeak12-Aug-10 20:42
Bigdeak12-Aug-10 20:42 
GeneralRe: Uh...check what? Pin
David Skelly12-Aug-10 23:33
David Skelly12-Aug-10 23:33 
GeneralRe: Uh...check what? Pin
Richard A. Dalton13-Aug-10 4:20
Richard A. Dalton13-Aug-10 4:20 

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Praise Praise    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.