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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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Smile | :)

This reminds me of a message that some code of my former employer produced.
It was saying "These shoes are to large for you!" every time some absurd socket implementation tried to put large data into a length limited stream and the data was to big.

When the original developer returned to the company one day and the developer currently responsible for the code told him what strange error messages one customer was receiving that poor guy said "What?! That message wasn't supposed to be seen by anyone..."
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