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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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My recent was some RPG code that did ROUGHLY this:

MINS = 'XX' of minutes

IF (MINS='09' OR MINS='19' OR MINS='29'.. OR MINS='59' or MINS='99') THEN ...

When I questioned this, I was told that they discovered sometimes it returns 99.
To which I laughed. I suggested:

MIN = 'X' of minutes (last digit)
IF (MIN='9') THEN ...

...

For the record, they pushed back and the code was not fixed!
Fast forward a couple of years. They are no longer in business!

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