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Jelle Klap

Joined: Mar 10, 2008
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I find I recognize far, far too many of these.
I'd have to pick the Reality 101 Failure as both my favorite and my nemesis

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Ulf Dittmer

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Yep, there are some good ones in there. Although I think Yoda Conditions gets too bad a rap; there are reasons for it beyond the love of Star Wars, as is mentioned in the comments. Not everyone uses an IDE that will flag the problem.
Mike Simmons
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Joined: Mar 05, 2008
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I don't think a "bad rap" was intended when they put Yoda conditions in the list. It's just a descriptive name. Some people like them and some hate them, but either way, it's nice to have a good name. The guy who coined the term didn't really like them, but regarded them as sometimes beneficial or even necessary. Of course, the idea was around a long time before the term was coined.
Bear Bibeault
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I've been on either end of Rubber Ducking more often than I can say... (why does that somehow sound dirty? )

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J. Kevin Robbins

Joined: Dec 16, 2010
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This site is often my rubber duck. There have been several times that I've started to compose a post about a puzzling issue, when suddenly I realize what I'm doing wrong and I can just delete the message.

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