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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.

 
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Le centriste19-Aug-10 3:16
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QuestionCargo cult programming for thread safe variable access? Pin
iberg16-Aug-10 3:28
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Luc Pattyn16-Aug-10 4:03
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iberg16-Aug-10 5:13
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Luc Pattyn16-Aug-10 5:26
sitebuilderLuc Pattyn16-Aug-10 5:26 
I think the problem is elsewhere. Changing this code will have some influence on the program behavior, if anything it most likely will reduce the frequency of deadlocks, making it even harder to pinpoint the real problem. I would not modify the code, except for adding observability (say logging to a file) until the deadlock is better diagnosed, then fix it and clean up whatever deserves cleaning up, but no sooner for those parts that may have overall influence.

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iberg16-Aug-10 6:05
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iberg16-Aug-10 5:35
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Mladen Janković16-Aug-10 7:13
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ed welch19-Aug-10 5:38
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Ian Shlasko12-Aug-10 10:40
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David Skelly12-Aug-10 23:33
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Richard A. Dalton13-Aug-10 4:20
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