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Hello Monks,

most of you probably have encountered foreign code of questionable quality. While this can be kind of frustrating if one finds himself in the situation of a maintainer, it can be (should be) fun without those bad feelings if one just may sight such code and float by.

This is a call for a fashion parade...

...of such code snippets that will remain unforgettable to you. I'll make a start with some of those I encountered:

Example 1: cut first and last char of string

chop $str; reverse $str; chop $str; reverse $str;
Example 2: ensure string isn't longer than 50 chars

chop $default_title while (length $default_title > 50);
Make your contribution. Let's have a laugh together. Perhaps we even make it to sum up enough material for a anti-cookbook ;-)

Bye
 PetaMem
    All Perl:   MT, NLP, NLU


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