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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.

 
GeneralRe: Embarrassing newbie mistake Pin
Marc Clifton12-Sep-22 13:54
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Rick York30-Sep-22 6:25
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GeneralAnother ancient oddity in .net Pin
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Thornik12-Sep-22 3:44
Thornik12-Sep-22 3:44 
Don't ask MS "why you give this name?" Smile | :) MS always fail here (like naming responsibility were given to mexican hobo). Add here that .NET itself is a "renamed Java" with appropriate legacy. And only years later MS made .NET "as it should be", but legacy classes still here. That's why we have Array completely incompatible with simple List<>. Don't ask, just ignore. Smile | :)
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Dave DD12-Sep-22 9:45
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Gerry Schmitz12-Sep-22 8:35
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GeneralC# 6, you dirty dog! Pin
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