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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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jochance30-Nov-23 4:54
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charlieg5-Jan-24 7:41
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Okay honey and all - I might come across harsh here, but why in the heck would you want to do this?

I guess maybe if you wanted your own compiler? I can sort of see that. Context: I live in the land of really old code. Supporting legacy systems is my bread and butter. It's put multiple children through college, paid off the cars, and fed me. Cute and fancy scare me - it's okay, I'm an old ****.

How would one support this? What problem is trying to be solved? Why would it make my life eaiser?

For the record, I'm not a computer scientist, I'm an EE in embedded systems. So, I've never had a class in compiler theory or the more traditional CS studies. Keep your explanation simple Smile | :)
Charlie Gilley

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BF, 1759

Has never been more appropriate.

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GeneralThe biggest little array you've ever seen. Pin
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