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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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honey the codewitch15-Dec-21 2:43
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honey the codewitch15-Dec-21 7:58
mvahoney the codewitch15-Dec-21 7:58 
We're talking about two different things.

You're talking about combining macros with this approach. That's not what I mean at all.

I mean ALL of this code. All of it. Was preprocessor macros. The if()s were #ifdefs

The reason that I wouldn't do what you're doing is I am a stickler about namespace polution.

As such I use preprocessor macros sparingly, and usually if they end up in my code 9 times out of 10 it's because of "Other People's Code" and the other 1 is usually because a #define/#ifdef is easy to -D when you go to compile the code.
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