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06 Oct 2015

The Most Pessimistic Search

by Jane Bailey in CodeSOD on 2015-10-06

Sometimes here at TDWTF, we get code snippets that are immediately obvious in their wrongness. But sometimes, the code only looks mildly inefficient, and it's up to the submitter to let us know how bad it actually is.

Common snail

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05 Oct 2015
02 Oct 2015

Adult Supervision Required

by Mark Bowytz in Error'd on 2015-10-02

"I was found that my NAS was choking on small files," Lionel S. writes, "Now I know it was a marble all along."

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01 Oct 2015

A Handle on Events

by snoofle in CodeSOD on 2015-10-01

As developers, we try to write software that will be helpful to our users. Sometimes, we'll do key-by-key examination of what they're typing to do auto-complete. Sometimes, we'll look at a type-field entry to display the relevant subset of subordinate fields to be entered. Sometimes, we'll even try to coalesce error messages so that the user gets one message with a list of mistakes as opposed to one message per mistake.

56 Comments - Last Comment @ 2015-10-06