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Post by ABX » Wed Sep 07, 2005 5:56 pm

Hi!

Just in case somebody doesn't know this site there is very interesting and impressive site titled "The daily WTF" I'm subscribed to for some months already. Best for all tired and bored programmers. Have fun! Today entry is: http://www.thedailywtf.com/forums/43081/ShowPost.aspx

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Post by cg » Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:21 pm

Thanks for the post this is a great site!
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Post by Jorg » Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:27 pm

One to add to my RSS list for "between work and lunchbreak" sites ;-)
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Post by Ryan Norton » Fri Sep 16, 2005 11:00 pm

WHOA the subject line scared me :shock:
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Post by KevinHock » Sat Sep 17, 2005 5:34 pm

me too :D

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Post by Jorg » Sat Sep 17, 2005 5:42 pm

I love the site! My collegues and I always deal with external code like that. I have seen code which really made me cry .. from laughing or crying even. Stuff like;

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unsigned char buffer[4000 + 5000];  // I needed to add 5000 or else it crashes
NOBODY in their sane mind would just do that in production code. Everybody would attempt to find out WHY it crashes and not simply enlarge a buffer.

We ended up redesigning the code, what he did in a year we did in 2 weeks. A real WTF ... :-)

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Post by daddydave » Sat Sep 17, 2005 6:42 pm

He has a nice collection of popup error messages too:

http://www.thedailywtf.com/forums/42777/ShowPost.aspx

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