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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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I once read a kind of ironic posting about what you could do to obscrure your code (and this way make yourself irreplacable).

One of the topics was using similar letters from different alphabets in variable names. They used the example of the Cyrillic 'a' which looks just like the Latin 'a' but is seen as different by the compiler. I assume you could have reached a similar effect by using a Cyrillic 'r' instead of the Latin 'p' in the URL. Big Grin | :-D
The good thing about pessimism is, that you are always either right or pleasently surprised.

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