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Archive for January 3rd, 2012

Introducing the for-if anti-pattern – via: The Old New Thing – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/01/03

I really like what Raymond Chen writes, not just the tech stuff in his Old New Thing blog, but  especially in his comments.

Here is a nice example:

You also see this anti-pattern used in real life: “What flavors do you have?” and then after the list of flavors is recited, “I was hoping you had raspberry.” -Raymond

And he is right, in real life, lots of people have stopped to actively think, expecing others (very often the government) to solve their problems.

It reminds me of one our kitchen magnets: “If it’s called common sense, then why is it so rare?”.

So: why do you think it is so rare?


via: Introducing the for-if anti-pattern – The Old New Thing – Site Home – MSDN Blogs.

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