Marino was handed this code. Like all great code, it’s written defensively, protecting itself against nulls, empty strings, and other unexpected values.

I mean, sort of.

public static void LogMessageWithArguments(string message, params object[] args) {
        Condition.Requires(message, "Message");
        Condition.Requires(args, "arguments");
        if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(message))
        {
                message = string.Empty;
        }

        if (args != null)
        {
                message = string.Format(message, args);
        }

        if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(message))
        {
                throw new NullReferenceException("Geen data om te loggen");
        }

        Log(message);
 }

I mean, they’re really thorough about checking that the message has an actual value. Marino checked the Log function, and found that it already had an overload the accepted a list of formatting parameters, thus making this function both redundant and ugly.