Code That Made Me Cry, #CTMMC™

95% of all code makes me cry. The other 5% are white space.

Broken dates (Java, #50 / 50)

// not really a date, but a Date
Date date1 = new Date(0L);
// really a date, but not a Date
java.sql.Date sqlDate = java.sql.Date.valueOf("1970-01-01");
// really a date, but a Date?
Date date2 = sqlDate;
// a Date with time
// a Date without time. <-- throws an IllegalArgumentException.
// Wait, exactly *which* argument is illegal?

Not following subtype contracts, about every type/method/exception name is a misnomer, java.util.Date was already broken, but java.sql.Date just makes it far worse.


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