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Re: (Ovid) Re: Programming Laws

by Hero Zzyzzx (Curate)
on Jan 25, 2002 at 00:21 UTC ( #141312=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (Ovid) Re: Programming Laws
in thread Programming Laws

Just to back up Ovid (like he needs it) developing for Notes/Domino is what pushed me into perl- "There HAS to be a better way. . ."

I remember there was this 700 pixel HR tag that I wanted to change in Domino- I found where it was created in the nsf, changed the pixel width- AND THE WHOLE DATABASE CRASHED PERMANENTLY. It had to be restored from backup, and needless to say, further attempts were unsuccessful, and the HR never got changed.

Gotta love having near-complete control of your web apps, without getting too into the muck, like perl affords you.

-Any sufficiently advanced technology is
indistinguishable from doubletalk.

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Re^3: Programming Laws
by diotalevi (Canon) on Dec 31, 2002 at 09:02 UTC

    Holy cow! That is so not the way to alter images. You edit stuff by using the designer client or via one of the APIs. You got what you deserved mucking around in the raw NSF file.

    Fun Fun Fun in the Fluffy Chair

      HR tags weren't images, the last time I checked. . .

      -Any sufficiently advanced technology is
      indistinguishable from doubletalk.

        That wasn't quite the point but oh well. The only ways to edit stuff like that is either via the C++ or C APIs. All I was saying is that editing the database directly is just asking for trouble. This is of course, what sucks the most about closed source software - self help is so damned difficult.

        Fun Fun Fun in the Fluffy Chair

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