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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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GeneralDoh! Pin
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GeneralWhy did I do that? Pin
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yiangos23-Apr-12 22:36
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Heh, yep it does happen to everyone. In my first ASP.NET projects (quite a few years back), I used a lot of string concatenations (in for loops) and data binding to literals. After a couple of projects, though, I was introduced to (a) repeaters and (b) StringBuilders, and thought that they were the best thing since sliced bread (coming from a mostly PHP background, you can get how I felt when I was showed these aspects of the framework).

Nowadays, I don't even dare to reopen those projects (and luckily most of them are already dead).
Φευ! Εδόμεθα υπό ρηννοσχήμων λύκων!
(Alas! We're devoured by lamb-guised wolves!)

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Generalthe outsourcing curse strikes again!! Pin
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