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by Ovid (Cardinal)
on Jun 29, 2000 at 00:07 UTC ( #20245=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Hmmm... I could use this to print a statement like Sorry, I don't do Windows.

It's not that my scripts won't run there; I'm just sick of BG and company.

Update: Aack! Phht!! My first negative post. Sigh...

Update #2: From some comments that I received (and a negative vote), I realize that I should have clarified the above statement. It was meant simply as a joke. While yes, I get tired of the M$ attitude of "It compiles. Ship it!", I am not really an anti-Microsoft fanatic. I'm just tired of dealing with their bugware and having to code for their "embrace and extend" features. As a programmer, I would prefer that standards be adopted, not companies.

If I am asked to code in VB or to develop in VBScript, I'll do it. I just prefer universal standards. Coding something that will only work with one company's products just goes against the grain of what I prefer to do.

That being said, I did appreciate your script and felt it was useful (I voted it ++). I program Perl on both Windows and Linux environments and I can appreciate the need for what you've developed. I'll try to be more careful with my humor in the future :)


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by Anonymous Monk on Jun 29, 2000 at 02:22 UTC
    Ovid wrote:

    Hmmm... I could use this to print a statement like Sorry, I don't do Windows.

    Sure, why not? My posting of this code isn't really about religion or politics or anything. That is, lots of people have strong feelings about M$ and they display a wide gamut of differing emotional temperatures regarding M$ or their products. My basic attitude is this: Windoze is here to stay for a long while, in 'Net years, at a minimum it is going to be a significant presence for a decade (I am no fortune-teller, that's an off-the-cuff best guess).

    This being the case, those who live Close to the Machine (hack, program for love/money) can make a choice about how to deal with it. I am not interested in trying to strong-arm people into accepting any particular well-worked-over dogma or agenda in this realm, but rather simply offer what I have discovered and in the process present my sometimes quirky take on things. Take it or leave it, as with all else that goes on amongst the Monks.

    Knowledge is knowledge. Greater insight into what's going on with Perl on Win32 is fundamentally neutral information; what people chose to do with it (or whether they choose to pay any attention at all) is an individual matter.

    Best regards, Intrepid <soren andersen>

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