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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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KP Lee21-Aug-14 20:28
KP Lee21-Aug-14 20:28 
I refused to copy because I also wanted to find out where.
C#
static void Main(string[] args)
   {
       String str1 = "http://toto.com/";
       String str2 = "http://toto.com‏/";
       //             123456789 123456
       bool eq = str1 == str2;
       int j = str1.Length;
       Console.WriteLine(string.Format("Evaluates to {0}, Length = {1},{2}", eq, j, str2.Length)); //print false
       for (int i = 0; i < j; i++)
       {
           if (str1[i] != str2[i])
               Console.WriteLine(string.Format("Mismatch found index={0}, char(2),int(2) = {1}-{2},{3}-{4}"
                   , i, str1[i], str2[i], (int)str1[i], (int)str2[i]));
       }
       str1 = "http://toto.com/";
       str2 = "http://toto.com/";
       eq = str1 == str2;
       Console.WriteLine(eq); //print true
       Console.Read();
   }
PS my "find-out" code has a bug in it that I only realized after it ran successfully through pure luck. (Do you see it?)
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