Sorry for the late post today ... I've been real swamped and in my final (thank goodness) meeting with a favorite client. In any case, I've see the point made quite often that a lot of the bad programming is done in Basic (VB, VB.Net, etc). You know, implying that us Basic programmers are bad coders ... Well, here's a code snippet from a production system (approved by Mike Strom) that proves a there's at least one more Java programmers not deserving of his/her title ...

And yes, you read right ... “approved by“. Unfortunately, Mike is responsible for QA on security issues only, and since this code is secure, he really doesn't have any ground to reject it. Poor, poor Mike!