If at first you don’t succeed… try, try again…

Here’s another interesting piece of code I’ve just dug up in a C# application I’m reviewing.

If you can come up with a bright idea about what those try/catch blocks are supposed to do, you’ve got more imagination than me… 😉

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class Foo
{
        private int bar;

// ...snip...

        public int GetNewBar()
        {
            int ret = 0;

            lock (this)
            {
                try {
                    bar++;
                    ret = bar;
                }
                catch {
                    try {
                        bar++;
                        ret = bar;
                    }
                    catch {}
                }
            }

            return ret;
        }

// ...snip...
}

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