[Pdx-pm] Ugly code!

Ovid poec at yahoo.com
Wed May 28 16:58:30 CDT 2003

--- Austin Schutz <tex at off.org> wrote:
> 	Just out of curiosity, what's the ugliest code you've ever seen in
> the wild (no names attached, to protect the guilty)?

Coincidentally, I was working on some of that yesterday:

  sub connect {
      my $self = shift;
      return $self;

I was pulled off of that project before I could fix this and similar issues.  The code was full of
little gems like that.  It dawned on me that I could have fun and do stuff like:

  my $object = $object->connect->connect->connect->connect->connect;

(It's effectively a no-op)


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