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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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GeneralRe: Efficiency redux Pin
onemorechance19-Jul-12 2:11
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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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GeneralRe: 1,2,3,4...lots of...what exactly? Pin
Shameel25-Jul-12 2:11
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S Houghtelin19-Jul-12 2:21
professionalS Houghtelin19-Jul-12 2:21 
Andrei Straut wrote:
Counting the while steps maybe
That would be my guess. I have used counters when debugging code to count the number of times I went through a loop and append that number to a string so I could track the progress. It made it easier to find the offending record.

The only thing I can think of is that it was suggested to this particular developer to use a counter for this reason but the developer didn't understand why they were being told to do this.
It was broke, so I fixed it.

GeneralMake sure this value is returned... PinPopular
cmger18-Jul-12 3:21
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Andrei Straut18-Jul-12 4:56
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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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RobCroll16-Jul-12 21:13
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Andrew Rissing17-Jul-12 4:23
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SortaCore18-Jul-12 19:39
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