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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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Lutosław27-Jul-12 23:16
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rtklueh19-Jul-12 5:19
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General1,2,3,4...lots of...what exactly? PinPopular
Andrei Straut18-Jul-12 4:49
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BillW3318-Jul-12 6:37
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Andrei Straut18-Jul-12 8:09
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Shameel25-Jul-12 2:11
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S Houghtelin19-Jul-12 2:21
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GeneralMake sure this value is returned... PinPopular
cmger18-Jul-12 3:21
cmger18-Jul-12 3:21 
Hi all,

I was already reading this forum when it was still called the "Hall of shame".

I've got a product to maintain that was created by a developer who is no longer working for us.
Even though I've already seen plenty of "hall of shame worthy" code there, I've have never posted it here, because it would have been my first post on CP ever and I thought it is a bad idea to say hello to a community while bashing an ex colleague.

However, I came across a piece of code that I can't keep for myself and so I'll do what I didn't want to do and bash in my first post:

At the end of a long method I found this one:

C#
try
{
    return true;
}
catch (Exception)
{
    return false;
}


Cheers,
cmger
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cmger18-Jul-12 4:34
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Andrei Straut18-Jul-12 4:56
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BillW3318-Jul-12 6:32
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cmger18-Jul-12 20:34
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greldak18-Jul-12 21:53
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Renzo Ciafardone19-Jul-12 7:24
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GeneralA new definition of efficiency PinPopular
PaulLinton16-Jul-12 19:57
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enhzflep16-Jul-12 20:31
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RobCroll16-Jul-12 21:13
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OriginalGriff16-Jul-12 22:39
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Andrew Rissing17-Jul-12 4:23
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Andrew Rissing17-Jul-12 5:26
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SortaCore18-Jul-12 19:39
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