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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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Yes, it does have twice as many as needed.

He gets paid by the code line.

Then, when time comes to refactor and he gets paid by reducing the number of code lines, it's a double-paycheck score.
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GeneralThe return a detailed error string but ignore its contents and assume it's only ever the failure case you expected to occur but couldn't be bothered to handle properly pattern Pin
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