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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: My first "Windows Anonymous" session

by Rex(Wrecks) (Curate)
on Jul 21, 2003 at 17:28 UTC ( #276364=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread My first "Windows Anonymous" session

Tied, by tied I mean like "tie game", I like both almost equally :) The only similarity is probably Berkley Sockets :)

Yes, learning *nix is a good thing. Some time back people were saying that *nix was breathing it's last, but they were very confused individuals :)

As for the tweaking, we could argue all day :) However I do know that MS has been trying to be as RFC compliant as possible with Win2k and beyond. And by tweaking, they really don't have to be the same as anyone else, my point was just that RedHate was trying to break the *nix mold and in doing so broke some "Knowlege Compatability" with other distros and *nix flavours.

Again, more of a personal frustration, and preference than anything.

"Nothing is sure but death and taxes" I say combine the two and its death to all taxes!
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by SyN/AcK (Scribe) on Jul 21, 2003 at 20:51 UTC

    Ok, I'll agree with you that we shoul all learn *Nix, and that those that thought it was a dying breed were clearly mistaken, but I'll still say Windows is the worst of the "tweakers". Just look at how they're implementing Kerberos. Purposely breaking it so it won't work with *Nix. Bastards.

      Heh, trust me when I say that the arguements over Kerberos during the Win2k Dev cycle where bloody at best. I can't argue that MS has a history of doing things whatever way is easiest for them, and I'm not trying too. My only point was that there is continuity between all MS OS's, knowlege from one can be transported to a different version. With Linux this is true across all distros except RedHat, or at least, it is less true about them.

      I also think that I am infulenced by the fact that most of the anti-MS zealotry and OS bigotry I have experienced comes from people who prefer RedHat. I dislike zealotry in any form, especially when it comes in the form of bashing the "enemy" more than pushing your own views. So that probably has influence on my viewpoints :)

      Update: It just occured to me to explain myself a little better. This thread is not about MS vs Linux or anything like that. It is more What I Expect vs. What I Get, and with RedHat I don't always get what I expect :)

      Again, the biggest beef I have with RedHat is that I, personaly, find it frustrating to work on. The syntax on many things is tweaked just enough that I have to re-remember that difference every time. I also dislike that the RPM packages put things in weird places compared with all of the other *nixs I am familiar with (Apache is a prime example of this). It just makes things harder than it should for me.

      "Nothing is sure but death and taxes" I say combine the two and its death to all taxes!

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[PriNet]: i think i found the problem, the "source" array that sets the individual key values isn't being cleared, it's keeping the previous values...
[atcroft]: PriNet: You might consider posting a small, self-contained snippet of that segment of your code, and see if someone else has a better idea.....
[atcroft]: PriNet: Ahhh... interesting.
[PriNet]: small would be a problem *heh*... the program reads all the lines from a pdf and converts the individual colum data to a seperate key/value pair... that's where the "previous" array from the pdf is not being cleared properly before reading the next pdf
[atcroft]: PriNet: It was a thought....
[PriNet]: thanx... actually just having someone to talk to was making me think... *heh*

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