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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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ClockMeister28-Feb-12 3:51
professionalClockMeister28-Feb-12 3:51 
CDP1802 wrote:
Thinking and making most of the resources at your disposal is more important than blindly following rules.

Well said. My thoughts exactly. It's a matter of the right tool for the job. This is true in any field of endeavor. You use a spoon when you need one and a front-end loader when you need one of those. You don't just say "never use a spoon" once you've discovered that you have a front-end loader at your disposal. You use whichever one suits the job at hand.

GOTO makes sense in a lot of contexts, in others it doesn't. Whatever construct allows you to express the idea in code most elegantly is what you use.

I have to laugh at the religious fervor that develops over this particular subject.

-Max
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