CodeSOD: Exceptionally TF

Steve's predecessor knows: sometimes, stuff happens that makes you go "WTF". While Steve was reviewing some inherited PHP code, he discovered that this predecessor had built some code to handle those situations.

namespace WtfInc; ##use \Exception as Exception; class WTFException extends \Exception { public function __construct($message = null, $code = null) { if (! $message) { $message = "WTF!?"; } else { $message = "WTF!? " . $message; } parent::__construct($message, $code); } }

Now, Steve tracked down all the places it was actually used, which was not zero, but was only one location:

if ($contents === false) { throw new WTFException("Couldn't read the yaml"); }

This confirms what we all already knew: YAML is TRWTF.

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This post originally appeared on The Daily WTF.

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