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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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GeneralLets make sure, shall we Pin
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What if test_fn() does change a global such that, when the next time it runs, may not return true?

That makes perfect sense to call a function after already calling validating it.

I've set a flag that, when true, also calls a function within an If statement.
I once-again call the function to see if we're still good to go, especially in a parallel processing app that can change datapoints before another process gets to it.

I then recursion into the function during the function to ensure that no externals have changed while it is in process, for it calls additional functions.

And, if you believe I do all this, then hire me at $1 million a year and I'll gladly implement this into yer project!

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