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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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bill fleming 202212-Sep-22 10:02
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BillWoodruff11-Sep-22 21:14
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imho such "genomic duplication" reflects the bumpy evolution of so-called "computer languages," as language implementers seek to broaden usage by incorporating familiar semantics ... at the cost of semantic consistency.

imho, "Where" in Linq is a good example: what it actually does is select; while Linq "Select" really means transform. But, those semantic choices were consistent with what SQL users were familiar with.

If you disagree, please enlighten me: I never had any depth experience with SQL.

cheers, Bill
«The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled» Plutarch

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