• (nodebb)
    {
        $frist = '00';
    }```
    
  • Nobody (unregistered)

    Maybe they use just quarters: 0, 15, 30, 45. In this case padding is only needed for the 0. But the code is bad anyways.

  • thegoryone (unregistered)

    sprintf('%05.2f', $min);

    Done.

  • Little Bobby Tables (unregistered)

    Not so much brainfart as a head full of nothing but flatulence.

  • TVJohn (unregistered)

    Or perhaps minutes have to be recorded in units of 10 minutes or more. That would not be uncommon for something like time recording.

  • Tom (unregistered)

    I like how the if/else statement could just be replaced with: $min = '00';

  • Arthur (unregistered)

    Am I seeing correctly? Aren't those 2 blocks (if and else) doing the same thing?

  • (nodebb)

    If only there were Date libraries with formatting....

  • ooOOooGa (unregistered)

    Well, if you zero pad a 3, you can easily tell which is the real data and which is the padding. But if you zero pad a 0 that causes data loss. How would you ever be able to get the original zero back?

  • Bruce W (unregistered)

    Have we ever thought of a WTF Score, for example the number of WTFs per line? This sample would set the bar pretty high.

  • Brian Boorman (google)

    The worst part is the curly brace on the same line as the if statement, instead of being on the next line where it belongs.

  • Kevin (unregistered)

    I'm looking really hard at that inner if/else clause, and I swear it does nothing whatsoever. Unless this is javascript and you've got to convert "twelvey" values into 12.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Nobody

    Maybe they use just quarters: 0, 15, 30, 45. In this case padding is only needed for the 0.

    Yep. Good old YAGNI principle: You aren't gonna need it!

  • Flips (unregistered)

    If ($hours==12) $hours = 12 else $hours = $hours

    redundancy is redundant

  • I Am The Very Model (unregistered) in reply to Brian Boorman

    Really? A formatting preference is worse than only padding some of the time, or pointlessly assigning $hours the value it already holds?

  • Wyrm (unregistered)

    And I expect the coder to read your article and fix the code. if ($min == 0) { if ($hours == 12) { $hours = 12; $min = '00'; } else if($min == 1) { $hours = $hours; $min = '01'; } else if($min == 3) { $hours = $hours; $min = '03'; } else if($min < 10) { $hours = $hours; $min = '0' + $min; } else { $hours = $hours; $min = '00'; } }

  • Wyrm (unregistered) in reply to Wyrm

    (Ah, my bad, the "else if" blocks are misplaced.)

  • Chris (unregistered)

    I assumed at first glance that this was part of some code to advance some time value. That is, the check for if ($hours == 12) was meant to then set $hours = 1, else $hours = $hours + 1. Although, I would assume such code would be part of a larger if ($min == 59), $min = 0... [do above], else $min = $min + 1. Perhaps it once said all that, then they worked out that they could just use some built-in functions to handle adding one minute to a time value, and "updated" the code to not add anything, instead of removing it entirely. Still a serious WTF if that's the case.

  • (nodebb) in reply to I Am The Very Model

    Yes it is. In fact, formatting is the second-most important thing.

    The first one is a good sarcasm detector.

  • HK-47 (unregistered) in reply to Brian Boorman

    The worst part are the people formatting if as if it were a function by placing opening brace on the next line and leaving out space between keyword and opening parentheses.

    That must be the most brainless way of formatting if blocks.

  • Al (unregistered) in reply to HK-47
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