About The Contest

The first ever Olympiad of Misguided Geeks contest at Worse Than Failure (or OMGWTF for short) is a new kind of programming contest. Readers are invited to be creative with devising a calculator with the craziest code they can write. One lucky and potentially insane winner will get either a brand new MacBook Pro or comparable Sony VAIO laptop.



Entry #100070: Calculated

by Drake Williams
My entry into the competition focuses on simple, clever code that is both completely accurate and entirely pointless. DoAdd is an inefficiently written loop, and both DoSub and DoMul call it to get their return values. As a contrast and added WTF, DoDiv is implemented properly, showing a knowledge of a better way of doing things but intentionally avoiding it.

There aren't O(n^7) loops or huge tables of data to parse. Just a poor way of writing the code needed to accomplish the task at hand.

However, the real WTF in this entry is the 'author'. Presented as an individual with deep seated issues, the author appears to be suffering from delusions of grandeur, short term memory loss, repressed memories, and ADHD, perhaps at a minimum. I assure you, the 'author' presented is entirely fictional, or at the worst horribly exaggerated in a few places. Honest.

Download0 Comments