Chilly inherited a VB .Net application which generates an "IDoc" file which is used to share data with SAP. That's TRWTF, but the code has some fun moments:

If ldCashOut < 0 Then 'CashOut
    loE2WPB06002.vorzeichen = " "
    loE2WPB06002.vorzeichen = " "
End If
If liTRANSTYPE = 2 Then 'Refund is always Positive
    loE2WPB06002.vorzeichen = "+"
End If

loE2WPB06002.summe = Math.Abs(ldCashOut).ToString     'CashOut  
loE2WPB06002.zahlart = "PTCS"                           'CashOut
loE2WPB06002.vorzeichen = "-"                           'CashOut

If ldCashOut is less than zero, then we set a field to " ", if it's not less than zero… we do the same thing. But wait, if the transaciton type is 2, then we set it to "+". But then we set the same field to a "-", unconditionally.

Chilly describes this pattern as "if, else, eh screw it".

Chilly adds "in case you were wondering, the class and field names are abbreviated German words." This is amazing, as it extends my (very limited) understanding of the language. I'm not sure what loE2WPB06002 is short for, but I'm sure it's a beautiful, useful word, like "Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän" (Danube steamship company captain, which is clearly an important word in daily use).

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