Marcus writes (via the Submit to The Daily WTF plug-in), "there are many days when I think that my company simply hired our development team because they were fast typists."

"It's not as if we're paid by the line of code, but our management team is run by a couple MBAs that love to quantify everything. And as we all know, nothing quantifies programmer productivity better than the 'units of software' delivered. And speaking of a unit of software, here's a valuable one put together by one of my more 'productive' colleagues.

Public Function makeBoolean(ByVal b As Boolean)
    Return b
End Function

Public Function makeByte(ByVal b As Byte)
    Return b
End Function

Public Function makeChar(ByVal c As Char)
    Return c
End Function

Public Function makeDate(ByVal d As Date)
    Return d
End Function

Public Function makeDecimal(ByVal d As Decimal)
    Return d
End Function

Public Function makeDouble(ByVal d As Double)
    Return d
End Function

Public Function makeInteger(ByVal i As Integer)
    Return i
End Function

Public Function makeLong(ByVal l As Long)
    Return l
End Function

Public Function makeObject(ByVal o As Object)
    Return o
End Function

Public Function makeSByte(ByVal s As SByte)
    Return s
End Function

Public Function makeShort(ByVal s As Short)
    Return s
End Function

Public Function makeSingle(ByVal s As Single)
    Return s
End Function

Public Function makeString(ByVal s As String)
    Return s
End Function

Public Function makeString2(ByVal s As String)
    Return s.ToString()
End Function

Public Function makeUInteger(ByVal u As UInteger)
    Return u
End Function

Public Function makeULong(ByVal u As ULong)
    Return u
End Function

Public Function makeUShort(ByVal u As UShort)
    Return u
End Function

"I guess I'd argue that this is redundant code.... but then again, I'm not paid to argue, but to code."