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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.

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When I started Uni, we were told we had to have meaningful identifiers. This was back in the punched card days (80 cols per card). So, as a silent protest, I wrote my Assessed Practical Work with every identifier being exactly 80 chars long. This mean that each identifier took a whole punched card and made the program unintelligible as it was impossible to use indentation. (It had one good benefit - I could just duplicate the cards with identifiers and slot them into the source deck as required, so I only had to type them once). I passed the Assessed Practical Work as the program worked and it had meaningful identifiers, but they were not amused.

P.S. Language was Algol60 - one of the few languages that allowed spaces in identifiers - that helped make them meaningful but the code even less straight forward to read.

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